DeSoto Native Errol Spence Jr Takes IBF World Welterweight Title

DeSoto Native Errol Spence Jr Takes IBF World Welterweight Title

KELL BROOK will defend his IBF welterweight title against Errol Spence Jr this Saturday night, May 27. But, true to form, he was gracious an classy in defeat.

Brook and his promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed that a broken left eye socket was suffered.

"This fight is going to be a thriller, fireworks from round one, he's not going to take a backward step and I'm not". Boxing fans have become nearly conditioned to expect that top fighters will avoid each other, not to mention the recent trend of elite foes refusing to go for broke on the brightest stage (knowing their bank accounts will be handsomely filled regardless). I'm gutted that, in front of my home fans, I've lost my belt. "This was a legacy defining fight and it shows I have strong grit and I can pull it out".

Jamie Cox and Lewis Taylor were within the super-middleweight limit before they fight for the vacant WBA continental title, while Olympians Lawrence Okolie and Anthony Fowler were also inside their limits.

Spence has been letting his fists do the talking, with an impressive 21-0 record including 18 knockouts.

However, the ring walks are now scheduled for 10.30pm meaning the fight should start around 10.45pm but expect that to be a very rough guideline and the bout will likely get underway a bit later. "The goal is to unify and become undisputed welterweight champion of the world". I chose to press the action, make him fight at a pace he didn't want to fight at.

In his fourth title defence, Brook quickly discovered the hype surrounding Spence is more than justified as the 27-year-old made a fine start.

"I'm a better fighter than I was in those previous attempts, better prepared". I'll give myself a B minus. "I got on top of my weight early in camp so I came here fit and healthy and firing on all cylinders". By the middle of the 8th, Spence was coming on hard, punishing Brook to the body in particular.

"I did the weight well, this time", Groves told Sky Sports.

All of which should not take away from Spence Jr's display. Spence vs. Brook airs at 5:15 p.m. ET on Showtime and is the only fight on the Showtime broadcast, but before that main event, Showtime will be streaming one of the night's other intriguing match-ups. "I knew from round seven that the eye had gone and progressively as the rounds went on". Once you pick up the pace on him, he kind of breaks down a bit and he can't throw a lot of punches. Thurman is out for six months following elbow surgery, so don't expect the fight right away.

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