Perfect Punch Brook Earns World Title Shot

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By Jack Bowers
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Kell Brook last night announced himself on the world stage by stopping big hitting Argentine Hector Saldivia inside three rounds.
Brook promised his fans he was in the shape of his life and he certainly was. He looked sharp, strong and in better condition than ever before.

The pride of Sheffield was questioned after a poor performance against American Carson Jones but he was simply a class above his opponent.

His class showed when in the final minute of the first round he caught the Argentine with a solid left hand. Saldivia did however manage to hang on and get back to his corner.

The Sheffield welterweight displayed quick hands in the second round before finishing the fight early in the third. Strangely the fight that ended this contest was just a straight, perfectly timed, left jab. Brook was lining up a hook but it wasn’t needed.
Saldivia, to his credit, got up on the count of six and attempted to carry on but his legs turned to jelly, and sensibly was stopped from carrying on.

It was a career high for Brook who will now accomplish his dream of becoming a world champion if he can get past Devon Alexander and who would bet against the ‘Special One’ after last night’s phenomenal performance.
Brook v Alexander for the IBF belt is likely to happen early next year but Kell has his sights set on a British super fight against Amir Khan.

Kell Said: “It’s a close one, we want to get the world title fight but I do want to take Khan out.
“Khan is going to be schooled, there is no question. He will be taken out really quickly. He gives it the chat for a long time, but when we get in I will be on him, relentless and take him out”.

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