Knockout joy for Tommy Frank - but Kell Brook’s big night is off

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Sheffield super-flyweight Tommy Frank has celebrated his first KO win - and it has come at just the right time.

On Saturday night, at the Premier Banqueting Suite, Burmantofts, Leeds, he stopped Manchester’s Steven Maguire in the fourth of six scheduled rounds.

All Frank’s previous seven fights have been points wins. But the TKO sets him up for his Sheffield-derby scrap with Kyle Yousaf on October 5 at the Metrodome, Barnsley.

Meanwhile, Matchroom promoters have yet to confirm what seems the inevitable - Kell Brook is pulling out of his spot on the Dillian Whyte v Joseph Parker Pay-Per-View undercard, scheduled for July 28 at the 02 Arena, London.

His opponent Canadian Bradley Cook told Phil Jay at the World Boxing News website: “Apparently, Kell Brook has hurt his ankle, so the fight is off.

“That means no fight for me and I’m so upset. I put so much time into training.

Tommy Frank with Sheffield Boxing Centre kids

Tommy Frank with Sheffield Boxing Centre kids

“It’s the worst news ever.”

Twenty of the boxer’s fans had booked flights across the Atlantic.

“We knew (Brook was possibly out) for two weeks but we didn’t get a straight answer. I’m sure Eddie (Hearn, promoter) wanted to see if Brook would be good to fight” he told WBN.

“I just hope he can offer me something for the card in September as I want a big fight and I don’t care who it is.

“I will fight anyone. I want Brook but doesn’t seem like that will happen now,” he added.