Eight months on from beating Shawn Porter, Kell Brook will defend his IBF world welterweight title against Jo Jo Dan at the Motorpoint Arena in his hometown of Sheffield.

Where to watch

Brook v Khan is available to watch live on Sky Sports 1and Sky Sports 1 HD with the broadcast scheduled to get underway at 7.30pm (GMT) with the main event set to start at approximately 10.30pm (GMT).


Eight months ago, Kell Brook made history. In defeating Shawn Porter by a majority decision, he became the first British fighter in 28 years to win a world title in the United States in what was just his second fight outside the UK. In doing so, the 28-year-old was catapulted into the upper echelons of his division, currently ruled by welterweight kings Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

But just over two weeks later, those jubilant celebrations were brought to a shuddering halt. While on holiday in Tenerife, he was stabbed four times in a terrifying machete attack. It left him needing life-saving surgery and he feared he would never be able to walk again, let along enter the ring.

But after some intensive rehabilitation the Sheffield-born fighter is ready for his belated homecoming party. Mandatory IBF challenger Jo Jo Dan will have every intention of spoiling that in his aim to lift his name from relative obscurity in what is undoubtedly the biggest opportunity of his 11-year career (you can read more about the Romanian southpaw in our profile ).

The odds are firmly stacked against him, though. Brook insists he is back to his best, physically and mentally after the summer 2014 ordeal and in front of a partisan crowd, it is difficult to envisage anything other than a straight forward victory. Victory on 28 March will not quite be the culmination of Brook's recovery, but that will come with the greater challenges later on. However, a win will have him firmly back on track to meet those.

What they've said


"I'm not looking past Jo Jo. I know he will bring the heat, but I want to get this mandatory defence done and then target those mega-fights that are out there in the division. I know he feels he worked so hard to get into the mandatory position just like I did, but I will be working twice as hard to keep the belt that I earned.

"After May 2, there will only be two champions in the division - myself and Floyd or Manny. I want to unify this division in style. I'm coming for them all."


"Kell has not fought anyone like me. I believe in myself and I don't think he can bring anything I can't deal with on fight night. I am on schedule with my work and I will be in top shape on March 28. I saw his last fight where he won the world title and it was a great performance, but I just let my team study him in depth and come up with a winning strategy."

"I have waited a long time to get a world title shot so I am determined to take advantage of this opportunity. My prediction for the fight is simple - Jo Jo Dan becomes the new IBF welterweight world champion."

Records – last three fights


(W) Shawn Porter – Majority decision (August 2014)

(W) Alvaro Robles – Technical knockout (March 2014)

(W) Viacheslav Senchenko – Technical knockout (October 2013)


(W) Kevin Bizier – Split decision (December 2014)

(W) Lukasz Janik – Technical knockout (May 2014)

(W) Kevin Bizier – Split decision (November 2013)


Kell Brook victory by majority decision.

Rest of card

Adam Etches v Sergey Khomitsky

IBF International Middleweight title

Gavin McDonnell v Oleksander Yegorov

Vacant European Super Bantamweight title

Frankie Gavin v Bogdan Mitic

Welterweight Contest

Kal Yafai v Cristofer Rosales

Super Flyweight Contest

Charlie Edwards v Mikheil Soninkinki

Flyweight Contest

Jordan Gill v Barrington Brown