A host of stars will be competing at Bramall Lane on Saturday with David Allen, Jamie Fox and Lawrence Okolie all in action
FANS will not only be treated to Kell Brook’s IBF welterweight defence against Errol Spence, but a packed undercard full of title fights at Bramall Lane on Saturday.
The Sheffield fighter is the headlining at the ground his beloved club on the weekend, but his clash with the American could be upstaged by George Groves’ fourth attempt at a world title.
Groves has suffered two knockout defeats to Carl Froch in 2013 and 2014 for the IBF and WBA belts, and suffered a split decision points defeat against Badou Jack for the WBC crown in 2015.
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However he has rebuilt his career since that agonising loss in Las Vegas, stringing together four wins on the bounce with impressive victories over the likes of Martin Murray and Eduard Gutknecht.
He will now face Fedor Chudinov for the WBA ‘Super’ super middleweight title – the Russian has only had 15 fights, winning 14 and losing once.
Elsewhere fan favourite David Allen returns to the ring when he takes on Jamaica’s Lenroy Thomas for the vacant Commonwealth belt.
The heavyweight is eyeing up his first major title, and a win could see his move closer to a clash with Ian Lewison for the Britsh title.
He has stopped his last two opponents after being knocked out by Cuba’s hard-hitting star Luis Ortiz in the seventh round of an eight round bout.
Jamie Cox marks his debut for Matchroom and will be fighting Lewis Taylor for the WBA Intercontinental Super-Middleweight Championship.
The Swindon man is undefeated in 21 fights, and is a previous Commonwealth and European champion.
Also on the card are Rio 2016 Olympic stars Lawrence Okolie and Joe Cordina who will be both fighting for the third time in the paid ranks.
Cruiserweight Okolie has stopped both of his opponents in the first round, and will be sharing a ring with Russell Henshaw.
Cordina, also with two stoppage victories, will fight Latvia’s Arturs Selivanovs, while Andy Townend will come up against Jon Kays for the vacant Commonwealth Super-Featherweight Championship.
Anthony Fowler – cousin of Liverpool legend Robbie, will mark his pro debut against Arturs Geikins in a four-round middleweight contest.
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