Kell Brook
Kell Brook to defend title in hometown of Sheffield in OctoberGetty

Kell Brook will defend his IBF welterweight title against Diego Chaves at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield on 24 October. Brook, who won his first world title after a huge victory over Shawn Porter in August 2014, will defend the belt for the third time having already eased past mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan in March and Frankie Gavin in May.

His opponent Chaves, 29, has not fought in 2015, with his last fight ending in a split draw against Timothy Bradley in December 2014. The Argentine has a professional record of 23 wins and two losses, both of which have come in his last four fights to Brandon Rios in August 2014 and Keith Thurman in July 2013.

"Chaves is a rough, tough, durable fighter who is very dangerous," Brook said. "He's bringing something new to the table. He's coming off a draw to Tim Bradley, was ahead on the cards against Brandon Rios until he was disqualified and gave Keith Thurman a solid fight so we know what level he has mixed at and how good he is."