England’s Kell Brook will duke it out with in Hector David Saldivia of Argentina in an elimination bout for the IBF Welterweight Championship on Oct 20.
Brook will have the vociferous British crowd behind him as the bout takes place at the MotorPoint Arena in his hometown of Sheffield (Click here for more information). Brook is unbeaten no far in his career and sports a record of 28-0 along with 18 KOs. Saldivia is a force to be reckoned with as he has a lot of punching power and a 41-2 record with 32 KOs.
Brook is anxious for the British fans to support him as he sees this fight as a continuation of the sporting rivalry between Britain and Argentina.
He said he’d really like to pay back Argentinean sports fans for the infamous goal that Diego Maradona scored against England during soccer’s World Cup tournament in Mexico in 1986. If you don’t remember it, Maradona punched the ball into the net with his hand in Argentina’s 2-1 quarterfinal victory in the ‘Hand of God’ incident.