IBF world welterweight champ defends his title in Sheffield
KELL BROOK will defend his IBF welterweight title against Errol Spence Jr this Saturday night, May 27.
The defence will take in Brook’s hometown of Sheffield as the undefeated American travels to take on champ.
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What time is the ring walk expected?
Promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed that the pair are expected to make their ring walks at around 10.30pm.
Why is Brook fighting Spence?
Brook has been forced to defend his title against Spence, who is the mandatory challenger.
The champ’s promoter, Hearn, announced that terms for the fight had been agreed and that it would take place in England.
This will be the first time Brook has stepped into the ring since he was beaten by world class opponent Gennady Golovkin.
When and where will Brook fight Spence?
Brook’s title defence will take place at Sheffield United’s stadium, Bramall Lane on Saturday night, in front of 28,000 fans.
Venues in both New York and Las Vegas had previously been considered.
On the decision, life-long Blades fan Brook said: “This is amazing – my uncle would bring me here when I was six and now I am fighting here as world champion.
“I will unify the division after beating Spence.
“There’s only One Truth in this fight – and that’s that he’s going to get beat.”
How can I watch Brook vs Spence?
The fight will be shown exclusively live in the UK on Sky Sports Box Office.
Brook is signed up with Matchroom Boxing, who have an agreement with Sky Sports.
Can I buy tickets for Brook vs Spence?
Limited amounts of tickets are still available from Sheffield United’s official website.
The cheapest start at £44 and the price rises to £220 for pitch seats.
What are the odds for Brook vs Spence?
Kell Brook 4/5 to win the fight.
Errol Spence is EVENS to come to the UK and win the belt, while a draw is 20/1.
Keep up to date with the latest odds with SunBets.
What is Kell Brook’s record?
The Sheffield born fighter will defend his title on the back a defeat to Golovkin.
This was his first defeat in his 37th professional fight as has won the rest, with 25 KOs.
Brook first got his hands on the IBF title after beating Shawn Porter in 2014.
What is Errol Spence Jr’s record?
Whilst Spence boasts a flawless record – winning all of his 21 professional fights, with 18 KOs.
This will be the first time the 27-year-old has fought outside of America.
Spence also represented the United States at the 2012 Olympics, where he reached the welterweight quarter-finals.
Who is on the undercard?
George Groves has his FOURTH crack at a world title – he faces Fedor Chudinov for the WBA super-middleweight title.
Elsewhere, David Allen defends his commonwealth heavyweight title against Lenroy Thomas, and highly-rated stars Joe Cordina and Lawrence Okolie are also in action.
Olympian Anthony Fowler – cousin of former Liverpool striker Robbie – makes his professional debut.
Kell Brook could defend his IBF welterweight title against Errol Spence at Brammall Lane
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