Brook to make first world title defence in Sheffield

Shawn Porter, right, and Kell Brook trade punches during their IBF welterweight title boxing bout in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Shawn Porter, right, and Kell Brook trade punches during their IBF welterweight title boxing bout in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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Sheffield’s world champion Kell Brook will make the first defence of his IBF welterweight title on home soil on March 28.

Brook, 28, will fight at the Motorpoint Arena against an opponent to be named on Thursday.

It will be his first return to the ring since being stabbed in the leg with a machete while on holiday in Tenerife.

Brook won the IBF welterweight title in August 2014 when he beat Shawn Porter by way of a majority points decision.

He was then stabbed in the leg the following month.

Brook, who is unbeaten in 33 fights, was initially due to defend his title last month, but needed that time to recover from the stabbing.

Ultimately, Brook wants a contest with British rival Amir Khan in 2015 and potentially Floyd Mayweather.

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