Brook Vs. DeLuca Live Results

One fighter wants to return to the spotlight while the other one wants to enter it. Hometown hero Kell Brook will face off against Mark DeLuca inside the FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield, England. The fight will be hosted by FS1, SkySports and Matchroom Boxing and will air at 2 p.m. ET.

Brook (38-2) hasn’t fought since 2018 but is on a two-fight win streak. His last bout was December 2018, beating Michael Zerafa via unanimous decision. The 33-year-old won the IBF Welterweight Title from Shawn Porter back in 2014 and successfully defended it three times. Looking for more gold, he lost to WBC, IBF and IBO Middleweight Champion Gennady Golovkin back in 2016 via TKO in round five. Taking time to heal from that fight, Brook defended and lost his IBF belt to Errol Spence Jr. in 2017 via second-round KO.

The damage sustained was too much, forcing Brook to return to the drawing board. Now, with a lot to prove, he wants to return to the top of the mountain.

“People are writing me off,” Brook stated to SkySports. “My last fight wasn’t fantastic. I’ve got a lot to prove. All those who think I’m past it? I’ll show them… It’s got to be spectacular. You’ve got to go away and think ‘he’s back better than ever.’ That’s what I want people to say.

In his way is southpaw Mark DeLuca (24-1), who is on a three-fight win streak. “The Bazooka” last fought in June, beating Brandon Brewer via unanimous decision. With 13 wins via knockout, DeLuca ecstatic to be moving up in competition. The hope is that a win against a man of Brook’s caliber boosts the profile of the  Massachusetts native.

“This is the pinnacle of my career at this point, fighting a former World Champion,” said DeLuca via a press release. “Kell Brook fought two of boxing’s biggest boogeymen at the time in Errol Spence and Gennadiy Golovkin, he shook up their world. I have admiration and respect for Kell as a champion but in order for me to get to where he has been, I have to beat him in Sheffield.”

One of the co-feature bouts on the card pits young boxing sensation Terri Harper against Eva Wahlstrom. Harper (9-0) will be defending the IBO Super-Featherweight Title while the veteran in Wahlstrom (23-1-2)  will put her WBC Super-Featherweight Title on the line.

While previewing the fight on the  “Why Should I Care…” feature, it was noted that both women have a lot to gain. For the 23-year-old Harper, the opportunity to become a superstar in boxing’s female division can come to fruition in her own backyard. Her last fight was a  unanimous decision win over Viviane Obenauf back in November, the fourth time she fought last year. Her hope is to face Katie Taylor with a win here, someone Wahlstrom knows very well.

“Eva is a solid opponent who has shared the ring with some great female boxers over a long career,” Harper stated during at her training camp to Matchoom. “She has more experience than me but she is nearly 40 and I feel it is my time now, to take the baton and get the win. I feel like I have long-range and won’t get dragged into a brawl. We have seen that she is open to that back hand so that is what we have been working with in the gym, I want to get back on my knockout streak!

Wahlstrom is 1-1-1 in her last three, the only loss of her career against Taylor. She is looking to defend the WBC Super-Featherweight Title for the sixth time since winning it back in 2015. While Harper isn’t taking her opponent lightly, she is confident, just like the oddsmakers. While there are those that doubt Wahlstrom, one of the top female fighters in the business will look to prove everyone wrong against the young and, in her words, inexperienced Harper.

“I see Harper as a young and hungry challenger who is smart and technical but also somewhat inexperienced. She is also so schoolbook-correct in her style that she should be rather easy to read in the ring. I believe that I have an edge and ability to adapt and change tactics mid-fight.”

FIGHT SPORTS brings you the latest from Brook v. DeLuca!

Undercard and Main Event (2 p.m. ET, DAZN)

Kell Brook def. Mark DeLuca via KO (1:15 into round seven)  

Terri Harper def. Eva Wahlstrom via unanimous decision ( 98-91, 99-90, 99-90) – WBC and IBO World Super-Featherweight Championship

Kid Galahad def. Claudio Marrero via stoppage (going into round nine)

Dave Allen def. Dorian Darch via KO (:53 into the third) 

Martin J. Ward def. Jesus Amparan via points decision (100-88)

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