Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Romulo Koasicha in mismatch on Saturday

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By Allan Fox: WBO featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (4-1, 2 KOs) has one of his easier fights this Saturday night in defending it against Romulo Koasicha (25-4, 15 KOs) on the undercard of the Tim Bradley vs. Brandon Rios fight at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Lomachenko has the talent to make this a very easy fight for him, as the #7 WBO ranked Koasicha is just a guy that was selected by Lomachenko’s promoter Bob Arum to take the fight when no better could be found.

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Kell Brook: I want Broner and Khan

brook62By Scott Gilfoid: Kell Brook’s 4th round TKO win over former WBA welterweight champion Vyacheslav Senchenko last night appears to have planted some ideas into his head because he’s now targeting Amir Khan and Adrien Broner. The confidence that Brook gained from beating the #8 IBF, #11 WBA seems to have him feeling like he’s not only ready to face Khan and Broner, but beat them as well.

Brook said via Sky Sports “I’ve arrived. I want Broner. I want Khan. I want the massive fights…This new kid, Broner, who talks trash and pretends to be something he isn’t, he can also get it.”

Brook says he’s “arrived” now that he’s beaten Senchenko. I don’t that this is the fight that I would consider to be a statement type of a fight. I mean, I think I remember Senchenko being pounded last year and stopped by Paulie Malignaggi in 9 rounds.

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Brook nails it

brook621By Rachel Aylett: Tonight in Sheffield, British welterweight Kell Brook put forth the best performance of his career to demolish veteran Ukrainian Vyacheslav Senchenko in four action-packed rounds. It was almost a punch-perfect performance from Brook, who theoretically now goes on to challenge the winner of the upcoming Devon Alexander-Shawn Porter fight, for the IBF welterweight title.

Brook dominated the action from round one with his world class jab continually jolting back the head of his Ukrainian opponent. Senchenko landed some jabs of his own, but they had far less effect than Brook’s sharper blows.

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Hearn: Nothing will stop Kell Brook from becoming world champion

hearn36By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn was visibly excited about his fighter Kell Brook (31-0, 21 KO’s) after his 4th round TKO victory tonight over an easy to hit, arguably over-the-hill Vyacheslav Senchenko (34-2, 23 KO’s) at the Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Brook scored to knockdowns in the fight against the 36-year-old Senchenko, and Hearn sees this as Brook’s big chance to finally get an important fight.

Hearn said “Everybody wants the fight between Kell and Amir Khan, and Adrien Broner is a fight we’d love to get over here as well. One thing I know for sure: Nothing is going to stop Kell Brook from becoming a world champion. He’s had a rough, rough ride and people give him stick, but nothing will stop him.”

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Brook stops Senchenko; Joshua destroys Butlin

brook73By Scott Gilfoid: British welterweight Kell Brook (31-0, 21 KO’s) survived a close call in the 4th round to stop former WBA welterweight champion Vyacheslav Senchenko (34-2, 23 KO’s) in the 4th round on Saturday night in an IBF welterweight eliminator bout at the tonight at the Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

Brook knocked Senchenko down in the 3rd round with a right hand, but was unable to finish him. Senchenko was throwing shots wildly landing some really big punches. In he 4th, Senchenko caught Brook with a perfect right hand that staggered him. Brook was in bad shape for a while but Senchenko was unable to land another big punch. Moments later, Brook caught Senchenko with a big right hand that put him on the canvas face first. He was able to get up but was staggering all over the ring causing the referee to half the fight.

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Johnny Nelson: Brook could lose to Senchenko

nelson65By Scott Gilfoid: Johnny Nelson of Sky Sports believes that we could see an upset tonight in the Kell Brook (30-0, 20 KO’s) vs. Vyacheslav Senchenko (34-1, 23 KO’s) at the Motorpoint Area. Nelson thinks that Brook might get beaten if he lets his foot off the pedal against the hard-hitting Senchenko in the later rounds.

Although Nelson still expects Brook to win the fight, he thinks there’s a potential for an upset if Brook doesn’t stay focused. But not surprisingly, Nelson sees this as a really tough fight for Brook, and I agree with him totally on that. This could be a life and death bout for Brook because he showed his level recently in his fights with Carson Jones. I rate Senchenko as a better fighter than Jones, so there is definitely a potential for an upset with Senchenko getting the victory.

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Brook: Senchenko will go home a sad man

Kell Brook has vowed to prove he’s ready for his IBF World Welterweight title shot when he taken on former World champion Vyacheslav Senchenko at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield tomorrow night (October 26), live on Sky Sports. Brook tackles the Ukrainian conqueror of British boxing hero Ricky Hatton with IBF king Devon Alexander and his challenger Shawn Porter in the winner’s sights. The unbeaten Sheffield star believes he’ll be the one facing the winner of that November 30 bout early in 2014, and cannot wait to put on a big display tomorrow night.

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Weights: Brook 146.1, Senchenko 146.8

brook3By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten Kell Brook (30-0, 20 KO’s) made weight today at Friday’s weigh-in for his fight on Saturday night against Ukrainian Vyacheslav Senchenko (34-1, 23 KO’s) at the Motorpoint Arena. Brook weighed in at 146.1 lbs., and Senchenko came in a litle heavier at 146.8 lbs.

Brook looked like he was trying his hardest to give the taller and older Sencehnko the meanest looks he could to try and gain an edge, but Senchenko merely smiled back at him blankly, as if to say ‘Been there done that.’ Brook’s attempts at intimidation went nowhere at all, and he ended up looking rather silly with his game face on but without Senchenko squirming in response.

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Brook must impress

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By Rachel Aylett: The big show of the weekend in the UK is Eddie Hearn’s Sheffield marathon, which is headed by local boy Kell Brook, 30-0 (20), who takes on his toughest opponent to date in Ukrainian Vyacheslav Senchenko, 34-1 (23). The fight is billed as an eliminator for the IBF welterweight title, for which Brook has been the mandatory contender for some considerable time now.

Brook’s proposed challenge to the IBF champion, Devon Alexander, has been one of those on-again, off-again affairs with both boxers suffering injuries resulting in postponements. One has to wonder though just how disappointed Brook and his team have been by these delays. They have not seemed to be in any particular hurry to challenge for the belt and the suspicion is that the camp is not overly-confident of gaining a victory over the highly talented Alexander.

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Hearns: Brook is facing the biggest challenge of his career against Senchenko

brook766By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn believes that his hand-picked opponent former WBA welterweight champion Vyacheslav Senchenko (34-1, 23 KO’s) will be the toughest challenge of unbeaten #1 IBF Kell Brook’s career this Saturday night at the Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

While many boxing fans see Senchenko as yet another safe fight that Hearn has picked out for Brook to pad his record with, Hearn is painting Senchenko with entirely different brush.

To Hearn, Senchenko, #8 IBF, #11 WBA, is a class fighter capable of giving Brook a lot of problems.

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