Anyone who thinks Kell Brook is in for an easy night, when he meets Vyacheslav Senchenko at the Motorpoint arena on Saturday 26th October, I fear are in for a long night.
This is by no means a gimme for the undefeated IBF mandatory challenger, who you have to admire for taking this fight as he could have marked time while awaiting his mandatory shot. Senchenko has only lost once in 35, has been WBA champion and has an upright orthodox style to cause problems for Brook in the early rounds. He has an advantage in height and reach over Brook but is nine years Brooks senior, this is where I feel the fight will be won as Brook turns up the heat as the fight progresses.
Brook has the classier skills and throws punches from different angles. It's one thing to beat an ageing Ricky Hatton, but Senchenko will struggle with a Brook who is moving along at the right pace and taking the right fights at the right time, Senchenko is the ideal fight for him to confirm his world class status while he awaits the winner of Devon Alexander and Shawn Porter. I'm taking Brook to win by a late stoppage after showcasing his slick boxing skills and move onto 31-0.