Warning for Sheffield champ Kell Brook

Kell Brook - pride of Sheffield
Kell Brook - pride of Sheffield
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Timothy Bradley believes Kell Brook has yet to wake up to the threat being posed by his next Sheffield Arena opponent, Diego Chaves.

World champion Brook fought his way to the top of the welterweight pile by beating all 35 boxers who came in his way - and he showed against American Shawn Porter that he can handle the best in the division.

But Bradley, a man who the Ingle camp would love to see Brook tackle, holds the unusual view that the Sheffielder hasn’t done his homework on the Argentinian, whom he faces on October 24.

The American said: “It’s a tough fight for Kell Brook, he doesn’t realise that. Diego Chaves is underrated. He has had a few opportunities and came up short but the guy can box and he can fight on the inside, he has good power in both hands and Chaves can mix it up. It’s a tough fight for Brook but if he can get him out of there then Brook is something special, I can tell you that much.”

Bradley drew with Chaves last December in Las Vegas.

Bradley said: “Chaves gave Keith Thurman problems, he gave myself problems and he was giving Brandon Rios problems too. He’s a great fighter and I think it’s a dangerous fight for Kell Brook.”

Brook has already made it plain he expects a difficult task against Chaves - but is ready to ward off the challenge to his belt.