Brook to the start
Kell Brook could be forgiven for feeling like he's stuck in his own version of Groundhog Day.
Just over 12 months ago he emphatically stopped Hector Saldivia in what was a final eliminator for the IBF title, much to the delight of all the Sheffield fans who came out to see him at the Motorpoint Arena.
This Saturday Brook will be back at the same venue with the same aim of becoming the next in line for a shot at the same belt.
The victory over Saldivia should have led to a showdown with holder Devon Alexander, only on three occasions the bout had to be postponed. Twice the Englishman was laid low by injuries, scuppering his dream of becoming the latest world champion from the famous Wincobank gym.
Instead he had to make do with a rematch with Carson Jones in July, this time recording an eighth-round stoppage against an opponent who had so nearly put a first blemish on his otherwise perfect professional record, in 2012.
Next up is Vyacheslav Senchenko, a man who didn't end Ricky Hatton's perfect streak but did put paid to his ring comeback, posting a result that not only sent the Mancunian back into retirement but also pushed the Ukrainian firmly back up the rankings and into the world mix again.
Brook's trainer Dominic Ingle admitted at the press day that the 36-year-old from Donetsk should provide a tough test, but thinks such a challenge could bring out the best in his fighter.
"Here we are again, 12 months down the line," he told Sky Sports at Sheffield's City Hall, suggesting Brook had become the boxing equivalent of Bill Murray's Phil Connors character when stuck perpetually replaying out February 2.
"This time last year it was Hector Saldivia after Kell had been through life and death with Carson Jones. We've gone over old ground with Jones, put him to bed, and now we're back in with Ricky Hatton's conqueror.
"It's another tough test for Kell. But we can't be giving him easy fights - we've got to maintain him at this level if he wants to be a world champion, he's got to take these tough fights."