Kell Brook is confident that he will produce a dominant performance against Vyacheslav Senchenko but his promoter Eddie Hearn has warned that this is by far the toughest test of his career.
The 27 year old has ambitions of challenging for a world title in 2014 but must first emerge victorious when he faces experienced campaigner Senchenko at the Motorpont Arena in his hometown of Sheffield on Saturday night.
The Ukrainian has suffered just one defeat in his 35 contests, when closing his WBA welterweight title to Paulie Malignaggi, and last year inflictedd a heartbreaking defeat on Ricky Hatton as he looked to resurrect his career.
Having already crushed the dreams of one British fighter he will be confident of doing the same to Brook who must win in order to hold onto his number one challenger status for the IBF crown currently held by Devon Alexander.
However, Brook is extremely confident of the win, saying: "I want to do a demolition job on him, put on a great performance and really have fun in my hometown.
"He's been over to promote the fight and that shows he's confident, he's coming here to win and to get a second shot at a world title. It's always good to get a look at your opponent ahead of a fight, get a feel of what his chin might be like.
"He seemed confident and his team are used to winning. He's got a good amateur background and he almost had a bit of a swagger about him when I saw him at the press conference, and like he did when he beat Ricky Hatton - but it's a whole different story going in there with me and he's going to realise that really quickly on Saturday.
"I need to make a statement; it's going to be an epic night."
While Brook firmly believes he will emerge victorious, promoter Eddie Hearn has warned that if he is not totally on his game when he steps between the ropes then he could suffer a first ever professional defeat.
"He's had a tough time with the foot injury against Devon Alexander and then Alexander pulling out himself," Hearn told Sky Sports.
"Kell worked hard to get that No 1 position in the world to take on Devon Alexander, and his world came tumbling down.
"So he rematched Carson Jones to get him out (of the way) and now he faces by far the toughest test of his career in Vyacheslav Senchenko. British fans will remember him for ending the career of Ricky Hatton.
"He's a former world champion himself and has only ever lost to Paulie Malignaggi on cuts. It's a big, big test for Kell Brook and, of course, the No 1 position in the IBF is at stake."
"He's flying at the moment - he needs to be against Senchenko. If Kell's not 100 per cent in this fight, I don't believe he'll win the fight."
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