Sheffield star Brook hoping for world title shot if he beats Jackiewicz

By Sportsmail Reporter

Kell Brook can take a giant step towards a world title fight by beating Poland's Rafal Jackiewicz on October 8.

The unbeaten British welterweight will put his WBA Inter-Continental title on the line against the Pole at the at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield.

Rising star: Unbeaten Kell Brook

Rising star: Unbeaten Kell Brook

And another victory could land Brook a showdown with WBA champion Vyacheslav Senchenko or the winner of Jan Zavek and Andre Berto.

Brook claimed the WBA Inter-Continental title against Lovemore N'dou in his last outing in Sheffield to take his impressive career record to 24-0.

But Jackiewicz, aged 34, will provide a sterner test as he has lost just one of his last 24 fights and has never been stopped in his 48-fight career.

'I can't wait to fight in Sheffield again,' said Brook.

'The atmosphere at the Lovemore N'dou fight was incredible and I'm sure it's going to be even better at Ponds Forge.

'Jackiewicz is a tough opponent who has held the European belt and challenged for a World Title so he will provide a great test for me.'

Brook's promoter Eddie Hearn added: 'Rafal provides the next step up in terms of tests for Kell and with both fighters knowing they are on the verge of a World title shot, a slip up here can destroy any dreams so you can expect an explosive fight.

'Kell is on the threshold of a World Title shot and victory against Jackiewicz could set up an early 2012 shot with WBA Champion Vyacheslav Senchenko.

'I've also had discussions with Lou DiBella about the prospect of meeting Andre Berto should he capture the IBF title against Jan Zaveck in September and with Rafal's number five IBF rating, this is a real possibility.'

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