Eamonn O’Kane believes fighting on the Brook vs Hatton undercard was the perfect preparation for his Betfair Prizefighter all-Irish Middleweights appearance at King’s Hall in Belfast on May 5, live on Sky Sports.
O’Kane man beat local boy Wayne Reed at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield on St Patrick’s Day in his fourth professional bout, dropping Reed in the fifth on the way to an impressive 60-53 points win in their six rounder.
Brook signalled his intention to shake up the welterweight scene at world level with a commanding points win over Hatton, and the top class evening of boxing gripped the living rooms of Britain as well the 10,000 packed in the Arena.
The Sheffield star richly entertained a crowd touching 10,000 in his hometown with a tremendous display, rarely troubled by his Lancastrian opponent who was fighting in his 50th bout.
Meadowhall shopping centre stood still today as Kell Brook and Matthew Hatton weighed in for tomorrow night’s War of the Roses clash at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield, live on Sky Sports 1, HD1 and in 3D.
Kell Brook says he will ‘smash’ Matthew Hatton in Saturday night’s War of the Roses clash at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield – and there are only 300 tickets left to watch them settle the debate on the number one welterweight in Britain.
The Sheffield star headlines the biggest fight of his career at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield live on Sky Sports 1, HD1 and in 3D, and it is a contest that could see the victor emerge with a world title shot.
Both boxers have seen their partners give birth to baby girls during their training camp for this contest and Hatton, who was fathering his second kid, believes his experience will tell against the younger fighter.
Welterweight contender Matthew Hatton was ‘lost for words’ after getting a rapturous reception from the McCoy’s Premier League Darts crowd in his hometown of Manchester on Thursday night.
Carl Frampton will make the second defence of his Commonwealth super-bantamweight title as the chief-support bout on the undercard of Kell Brook vs Matthew Hatton at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield on March 17.