Kell Brook is fighting for his future when he faces Michael Zerafa in Sheffield on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports.
Fresh plans are being drawn up for the former world champion, with a long-awaited clash against Amir Khan still to be agreed, and the 32-year-old will want to end the year with an emphatic win, in what could be his final hometown fight.
Zerafa has only suffered two defeats in 27 bouts, racking up eight wins since his last loss to Peter Quillin in 2015, but Brook is feeling fresh and focused after a long camp with new trainer John Fewkes.
With Khan looking towards WBO champion Terence Crawford, Brook could switch his sights to any of the other world champions at welterweight, or move up again to challenge for titles at super-welterweight.
But ‘The Special One’ firstly needs to give a reminder of his blistering skills this weekend as he appears on a bill with Jono Carroll, Kid Galahad and Anthony Fowler.
What the fighters said
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Kell Brook: 10st 10lbs 2oz
Michael Zerafa: 10st 13lbs 8oz
The time draws near…
Watch Kell Brook vs Michael Zerafa in what could be his last fight in Sheffield, with Jono Carroll, Kid Galahad and Anthony Fowler on the undercard, live on Saturday, Sky Sports Action from 7pm, and Sky Sports Main Event from 8pm.