Kell Brook faces Carson Jones rematch on Luke Campbell card
Last Updated: May 16, 2013 11:17am
Kell Brook: Beat Carson Jones by majority decision in July 2012, with the judges' scorecards reading 114-114, 116-113 and 115-113
Kell Brook can make up for missing out on a world title clash when he does battle with Carson Jones again on a July card that will also feature the professional debut of Olympic gold medallist Luke Campbell.
Brook was supposed to face IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander this weekend, only for the bout was postponed for a third time after the Sheffield fighter suffered a foot injury.
But Matchroom confirmed on Wednesday that Brook would end a nine-month absence from the ring at MS3 Craven Park in Hull on 13 July against Jones - almost a year after they first met at Sheffield's Motorpoint Arena.
Brook then survived a scare to win his IBF world title eliminator on a narrow points decision and the veteran American, who boasts a record of 35 wins, nine defeats and three draws, now has the opportunity to make a statement ahead of another probable tilt at a world crown.
Campbell confirmed his switch from amateur to the paid ranks last month, joining Eddie Hearn's promotions company, and he will top the bill in his eagerly-awaited professional debut against an as yet unnamed opponent.
Campbell was one of the success stories in amateur boxing after his triumph in the bantamweight division at London 2012, beating Ireland's John Joe Nevin in the final.
"This is going to be a special night for Hull and a massive night for British boxing," said Hearn.
"The whole city will have a chance to witness the start of Luke's professional journey whilst also watching a huge card.
"Kell Brook returns after a frustrating period, re-matching Carson Jones following their epic battle last July."