Kell Brook determined to defeat Vyacheslav Senchenko in style
Last Updated: September 18, 2013 5:42pm
Kell Brook (l) hoping for major fights in the future (pic courtesy of Lawrence Lustig).
Kell Brook hopes to start a new chapter in his career with a dazzling win over Vyacheslav Senchenko on October 26.
Brook's hopes of landing a world title were shattered when injury problems caused the cancellation of his welterweight clash against IBF champion Devon Alexander.
But the unbeaten Sheffield fighter put his career back on track with a stoppage of Carson Jones in their July rematch and a win over Senchenko would pave the way for another major fight.
Brook will be fighting in front of his hometown fans and is determined to make a statement with a dominant display against the man who sent Ricky Hatton back into retirement.
"I am not just after the win, I am wanting to put on a performance," said Brook. "I want to razzle and dazzle, I want look good and take him apart.
"They say everything's meant for a reason, but I can't see the positive side to what's gone on. But I'm on to a new chapter in my career and it starts by beating Senchenko and moving on to massive fights after that.
"It's made me more hungry for what I want, to be a world champion. It's given me that push, people doubting me and saying all kinds of things has driven me on to perform and to train hard."
Brook's British rival Amir Khan has instead been handed a shot at Alexander, which is expected to take place in December.
'Special K' insists Khan has done little to earn his title challenge, but will be rooting for his bitter rival as he hopes for a grudge match in the near future.
"I don't think he's worthy (of the Alexander fight), but there's politics in boxing," said Brook. "I'd destroy him, he's not even boxed at welterweight.
"But that's a different story. When my time comes - and it will come - you'll see what I'm taking about.
"Of course I'd be routing for Khan to win and if that makes our fight even bigger than it is already then let's do it.
"I see Devon winning the fight, but it is a tough fight, it could go either way, it depends who's got the best game plan and who sticks to it."
Senchenko, a former WBA champion, ended Hatton's comeback with a crushing stoppage win in November and Brook plans to avenge this defeat.
"He's going to be tough, durable. I know I've got my work cut out, but I'm willing to put the work in and do the job," said the 27-year-old.
"He was my hero growing up, Ricky Hatton and seeing him in that fight, the way it ended, was upsetting. I'm not saying I'm dedicating this fight to Ricky Hatton, but I'm getting revenge for him.
"For myself I want to make a statement in this fight and show the people I can fight and I do deserve to be at the top."