The Kell Brook 2018 comeback to the boxing ring has now been officially pencilled in today as his promoters confirmed the news a short time ago.

The former world champion will return on March 3rd to face Sergey Rabchenko in his hometown of Sheffield.

Brook’s previous two fights were the first two defeats of his career to Errol Spence and before that a move to middleweight to Gennady Golovkin.

Following a period of rest on old injuries Brook has confirmed that his return will be at the junior-middleweight division of 154lbs.

A move welcomed by those that know him well who have said for a long time that making welterweight was draining him.

Speaking on the announcement today Brook said:

“Rabchenko is a dangerous fight for the return but I want to jump straight back in at World level and I think out styles will gel for an electric fight. I’m already deep in camp and I can’t wait to feel the atmosphere again in my home town on March 3.”

Touching on the news his promoter Eddie Hearn told the press today that:

“The Spence loss hurt him badly especially being at Bramall Lane but we are going to get this Arena jumping for his return – Kell is one of the top fighters in world boxing and you will see a new animal on March 3 at the FlyDSA Arena.”

Brook is understood to be in the early stages of training camp and will be training throughout the Christmas period this year.