KELL Brook is bidding to put in a dazzling performance in front of his home supporters next month.
The talented welterweight is relishing the prospect of locking horns with Australian Lovemore N’dou at the Hillsborough Leisure Centre on June 25 as he continues his quest for a world title shot.
It will be the first time Brook, nicknamed ‘Special K’, will compete in Sheffield since beating Ernie Smith in May 2005.
The Owlerton boxer has promised to be the first fighter to stop N’dou as he looks to extend his unbeaten record to 24 bouts.
Brook said: “I hope I stop him in the 12th round because I want to give the crowd what they have come to see.
“There will be a lot of action and I’ll be chucking in a lot of shots and I want to hurt him, and if it goes 12 rounds then I know it’s going to be a great show because I don’t have boring fights.
“I train for 12 rounds in every fight but I’ve got more drive for this one because with N’dou he’s been in with big names and no-one’s really hurt him.”
It has been six months since Brook last stepped into the ring, stopping Philip Kotey inside two rounds at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.
Since then, he has been stripped of the belt but Brook is determined to prove he is a world class competitor.
“I’ve got a new lease of life now,” admitted Brook. “I can be a champion and a crowd-pleaser at the same time, I know I can.”