Classy Brook blasts out Dan
Kell Brook successfully defended his IBF welterweight title with a classy stoppage win over Jo Jo Dan in Sheffield.
Brook started his reign in dominant fashion, flooring Dan on four occasions before the challenger’s corner stepped in to spare him more punishment at the end of the fourth round.
Brook, who called out British rival Amir Khan after the fight, oozed confidence from the opening bell, landing crisp rights on Dan, who tried to shuffle out of range in his awkward southpaw stance.
Bristling with calm aggression
A short, sharp uppercut sent Jo Dan staggering onto the floor and he clambered upwards into a whirlwind of punches, with Brook’s right hand dropping Dan for a second time. With his senses scrambled, Dan somehow hung on until the bell.
Brook finished the job with a ruthless assault in the fourth. Dan wilted under a torrent of punches and toppled forward onto his gloves. He bravely rose, but came crashing down again when Brook detonated a left-right combination, just seconds before the bell.
Referee Earl Brown directed a dazed Dan back to his corner and he failed to come out for the fifth, sparking scenes of celebration at the Motorpoint Arena.