Kell Brook is all set to return to the ring on 28th of March for the first time since being stabbed in the leg while on holiday in Tenerife.
The British champion will take on a challenger, as yet anonymous, in his home city, with the IBF world welterweight name he succeeded last August in opposition to Shawn Porter on the line.
A declaration from Brook’s supporter, Matchroom, read: “Kell Brook will make the first defense of his IBF World Welterweight title on 28 March at the Motor point Arena in Sheffield.”
Brook enhanced his profession record to 33-0 when he beat Porter by a mainstream decision in California, but less than a month later he was hospitalized after an unpleasant incident that left him jolting in terms of both career and life.
The welterweight division champ said he was the “victim of an unprovoked attack” in the early hours of 4 September, when a discussion between himself and his foe in the assailant’s dwelling, following an evening of drinking, turned unpleasant.
Having lost a lot of blood, brook had no feeling in the area that he got affected, but has improved and recovered amply to queue up a title defense.
He was aiming lofty in terms of competitors as he instigated on the recovery process, saying: “Believe me, I will get recovered and then I’ll smash Amir Khan. The next scenario would then be to exchange blows with Floyd Mayweather. I’m a young lion and I believe I can be one of the greats.”