Kell Brook vs. Ionut Dan Ion: Time, Channel, Odds & Favorite

Kell Brook throws a punch at Shawn Porter (Getty)

Kell Brook throws a punch at Shawn Porter (Getty)

Kell Brook defends his IBF World welterweight title against Ionut Dan Ion on Saturday March 28 at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

The fight will be broadcast live on Showtime at 6:15pm ET/3:15pm PTSkySports 1 will carry it in the UK at 22:00.

Odds of Winning

Kell Brook enters the fight a heavy favorite, but Jo Jo Dan is a live dog coming off five consecutive wins and has no plans to roll over for the undefeated Sheffield man.

Brook (33-0, 22 KOs), one of the sport’s rising stars, was last in action with a victory over then-undefeated Shawn Porter in August of 2014. Prior to the Porter fight, 28-year-old Brook had dispatched Alvaro Robles and before that had stopped Vyacheslav Senchenko in four rounds.

Ionut Dan Ion (34-2, 28 KOs) enters the ring having squeaked by in a rematch against Kevin Bizier with a split decision in December of last year. Previous to that, southpaw Ion, 33 years old, had stopped Lukasz Janik after outpointing Kevin Bizier in their first encounter.

Let’s take a look at the numbers:

PADDYPOWER:  Kell Brook -1200      Ionut Dan Ion +650
bet365:                 Kell Brook -1400      Ionut Dan Ion +700
Skybet:                 Kell Brook -1600      Ionut Dan Ion +800
William Hill:         Kell Brook -1400      Ionut Dan Ion +700

Method of Victory



PADDYPOWER offers bets on the manner of winning:

Kell Brook by KO, TKO, or Disqualification:            -120
Kell Brook by Decision or Technical Decision:       +125
Ionut Dan Ion by Decision or Technical Decision:  +1200
Ionut Dan Ion by KO, TKO, or Disqualification:     +1200
Draw or Technical Draw:                                          +2500

Co-featured that evening: super bantamweight Gavin McDonnell takes on Alexander Egorov.

The Brook-Dan fight will be rebroadcast on Showtime later that night after the Gonzalez-Russell Jr. bout, which starts at 10PM ET.