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Brook Plots First Title Defence - And Summ...

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Brook plots first title defence - and summer clash with Khan

Nick Parkinson

Kell Brook will make a first defence of his IBF world welterweight in his home city of Sheffield on March 28 with plans to face Amir Khan this summer.

Undefeated Brook, 28, had to scrap a first defence last December after he was stabbed in the leg while on holiday in Tenerife two weeks after he won the world title on points against Shawn Porter in America last August.

An opponent will be named next week, with Brook's mandatory challenger Ionut Dan Ion and former champion Paulie Malignaggi being possibles for the fight at the Motorpoint Arena. Ion is a Canada-based Romanian (34-2) while Malignaggi has lost to Ricky Hatton and Khan.

"Last year was one of incredible highs and lows and the bravery he has shown to come back from that life threatening injury has been quite remarkable," said Brook's promoter Eddie Hearn.....
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I think Khan is going to pull a Hatton and not take this all Brit fight.