Kell Brook is back in win column after two years after a dominant second round KO over Siarhei Rabchanka at the Sheffield Arena.
Book, who came in stating he was “reinvigorated” for a comeback, found the range early and often with the straight right hand. The plodding Rabchanko was kept stationary by the left jab which allowed Brook to add right uppercuts to his attack.
In the second, the right uppercut served as the perfect counter to begin Rabchanko’s downfall. The shot wobbled him and Brook quickly floored his foe with a massive straight right.
The fight marks Brook’s official debut as a 154-pounder after his previous two fights against Errol Spence (welterweight) and Gennady Golovkin (middleweight). He took no damage, looked sharp and did exactly what we’d expect from a former champion against an overmatched foe.
Brook will be closely following next month’s contest between rival Amir Khan and Phil Lo Greco. Most expect a Khan fight before year’s end, but another attractive option at 154 would be WBO title-holder Sadam Ali, who’s coming off retiring Miguel Cotto last December. Unlike the announcers, I’d advise Brook to steer clear of WBA title-holder Jermall Charlo, whose size and punching power could ruin what’s left of Brook’s reserves.
What did you think of Brook’s performance? Should he stay the course and look for a Khan showdown, or go for the belts against either Ali or Charlo? Sound off in the comments.