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Published On: Fri, Jan 23rd, 2015

Brook set to return with title defence

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Bell Brook will make the first defence of his IBF welterweight title against Romania’s Jo Jo Dan at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena on 28 March.

It will be Brook’s first fight since he was stabbed while on holiday in Tenerife last September.

Brook, 28, won the world title last August with a point’s decision over Shawn Porter in the United States.

Victory for Brook would pave the way for a fight against one of the division’s marquee names this summer.

British rival Amir Khan is a possible opponent, although Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn said he was keen to open talks with Mexican legend Juan Manuel Marquez.

Dan, 33, is based in Canada and has 34 wins (18 knock-outs) and two defeats from his 36 professional fights. Brook is undefeated in 33 pro fights.

 

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