Kell Brook vs Sergey Rabchenko

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Kell Brook vs Sergey Rabchenko
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Date: 
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Location: 
Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire, UK
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
154
Titles at Stake: 
WBC Silver Light Middleweight Title
Referee: 
Steve Gray

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Former IBF welterweight world champion, Kell Brook, returns from back to back losses. In his home town of Sheffield, Brook has his first fight since losing his world title, back in May 2017.

Brook takes on former European light middleweight champion, Sergey Rabchenko, it is Brook's first fight light middleweight contest in 4 years.

Rabchenko tries to be the aggressor, but he is sluggish, and Brook is methodical as he catches Rabchenko clean with solid counter punches as he walks forward. Brook seems to clearly put a quiet opening round in the bank.

Round 2 looks to be more of the same, until Brook, with some ease, lands a few great shots, a couple of stand out right hands do some real damage, as a dazed, disorientated Rabchenko falls to the canvas, he does try to get up, slowly, but refree Steve Gray reaches the count of 10 before he decides Rabchenko is fully up on his feet, and Kell Brook, in a mismatch, gets back to winning ways, with a solid KO win.




Fan Cards: Kell Brook vs Sergey Rabchenko


scorecard by ADAMJO260
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KELL BROOK
10
10
SERGEY RABCHENKO
9
9


scorecard by MJARSULIC
Round
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KELL BROOK
10
10
SERGEY RABCHENKO
9
9


scorecard by MIKE25
Round
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KELL BROOK
10
10
SERGEY RABCHENKO
9
9


scorecard by @THE-WEIGH-IN
Round
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KELL BROOK
10
10
SERGEY RABCHENKO
9
9


scorecard by ENDOFME1994
Round
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KELL BROOK
10
10
SERGEY RABCHENKO
9
9


scorecard by ZAC.RJ
Round
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KELL BROOK
10
10
SERGEY RABCHENKO
9
9


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
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KELL BROOK
10
10
SERGEY RABCHENKO
9
9


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
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KELL BROOK
10
10
SERGEY RABCHENKO
9
9


scorecard by GOLD
Round
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KELL BROOK
10
10
SERGEY RABCHENKO
9
9


Comments

Champion97's picture

Prediction,

This is a good comeback fight for Kell Brook, 9 months is slightly longer than ideal to be out, but he has had time to think, rest, ponder his career, and decide to return to the ring. I thini Brook will be strong at 154, I think it is a good balance between 160, we know he's not a middleweight, and 147, we also know that was a struggle. At 31-32, having taken two beatings on the spin, broken both eye sockets, already having been through thr ordeal of being stabbed, enduring a leap up in weight, a lot of inconsistency out of the ring, I don't see Kell Brook being the same fighter he was, but as long as he can find himself in a good place mentally, and his eyes are ok, I don't think he'll be a shot fighter when he returns, he still has a couple of good years left, a few fights, maybe 1 or 2 more world title fights before retirement.

Sergey Rabachenko is a good fighter, he can punch, he has plenty of wins against decent opponents, but at world level, or close to world level, he hasn't proven himself, losing, albeit a split decision, but still falling short against a 39 year old Anthony Mundine, and in July 2016, he was out classed, given a boxing lesson, and stopped by Tony Harrison. If Brook loses this fight, then he'll almost certainly have to retire, Rabachenko is a respectable opponent, used to winning, will train hard, is awkward, can fight, but Brook should be able to win every round against him, and ideally stop him inside 6 rounds.

I think because Rabachenko is defensively flawed, and I think he can be hurt, Kell should find it easy to find the target, land with variety, at angles, punch through the guard if he has to, control the distance, use his jab, out time the much less technically skilled fighter with some ease, though his timing might be slightly off because of the break. I think because Kell doesn't have monstrous power, Rabachenko will be able to soak up the volume of power shots early, especially considering the weight, but Brook is heavy handed, he seemed to carry a fair bit of power up to 160 when he fought Golovkin, and taking a lot of clean punches from a fighter who can hit you with punches in bunches, use you for target practice, it takes it out of you, and Rabachenko, with his style, he'll be walking into shots rather than moving backwards, taking some of the force off the punches.

If Rabachenko could walk through Kell's punches early, make him work, take something out of the busier fighter, and use his size, strength, apply pressure, back Brook up, then the fight could be interesting, Brook, on the front foot, when he pushes you back, is a great fighter, but when the tables are turned, he is hardly superman. I think there is a gulf in class between Rabachenko and Brook, but I think Rabachenko's best chance at winning is to somehow get Brook back peddling, but I think this isn't the way he can really dominate, or even really put a dent in Brook, it is the only way he can have any success, the weight does work in his favour, but I think that will be a small factor in this fight.

My prediction is Brook by stoppage, in 5 rounds.

Champion97's picture

Tale of the tape

Brook
Height: 175
Weighed in at: 153.4
Age: 31
Fights: 38
Wins: 36
World title contests: 6
Year of debut: 2004
Career heaviest weight: 159
Career lightest weight: 142
Best win (opinionated): Shawn Porter (August 2014, MD)
KO percentage: 66
Unbeaten opponents: 1
Opponents with losing records: 14
Activity rate (2016-present): 3 fights

Rabchenko
Height: 178
Weighed in at: 153.7
Age: 31
Fights: 31
Wins: 29
World title contests: 0
Year of debut: 2006
Career heaviest weight: 162
Career lightest weight: 153
Best win (opinionated): Cedric Vitu (November 2012, SD)
KO percentage: 71
Unbeaten opponents: 0
Opponents with losing records: 12
Activity rate (2016-present): 4 fights

Best opponents between then (opinionated).
1. Gennady Golovkin (Brook lost, TKO 5)
2. Errol Spence Jr (Brook lost, TKO 11)
3. Shawn Porter (Brook won, MD)
4. Tony Harrison (Rabchenko lost, TKO 9)
5. Anthony Mundine (Rabchenko lost, SD)
6. Lovemore Ndou (Brook won, UD)
7. Carson Jones (Brook won, MD. Brook won, TKO 8)
8. Matthew Hatton (Brook won, UD)
9. Ryan Rhodes (Rabchenko won, TKO 7)
10. Vyacheslav Senschenko (Brook won, TKO 4)

Champion97's picture

Good performance from Kell Brook!
I think it is safe to say, Kell has had his confidence boosted tonight, I think 154 is the best division for him, he was at 147 at a very young age, and because of his style and his type of training, he has built up a lot of muscle over the years, and making 147 was just too much of a toll taking ordeal, he isn't a middleweight, at 5'8, he would certainly be a very short middleweight, and fighting serious 160 lb fighters is a bad idea for a fighter at the natural size and career stage Brook is at, so 154 is definitely his best option.

Rabchenko, at even European level, for a fighter who hasn't lost many, is just about as defensively bad as they come, I thought his defence was awful in this fight, he didn't try tk take the fight to Brook early, not really, he was tense, and a sitting duck for every punch Brook could throw, Brook was just being patient, waiting for the right opportunity, it was a great finish, but I don't think it was necessarily an outstanding finish, because that wasn't a fighter capitalising upon a small mistake, that was a fighter doing what his static opponent couldn't make it hard for any world class fighter to do.

I don't think Brook is quite as good as he was in 2014-16, and he isn't going to improve I don't think, but I do think, at 154, he's strong, it is the right weight for him, and currently, and maybe for another year or two, he is nearly as good as he was at his best, he certainly isn't a shot fighter, not at all.

I think Brook should fight at least one more time this year, maybe next year, he will be given a world title opportunity. I do not think Brook beats Jarrett Hurd, or Jermell Charlo, I think they are too young, too fresh, and in their primes, as well as being bigger, but I would say Brook has a very strong chance against any other fighter at 154. I wonder if Brook vs Smith is possible, for Ali's WBO title.