The welterweight showdown between Brook vs Spence on Saturday night should be a fascinating fight. We’ll get to determine if Spence, perhaps the best prospect in all of boxing, can beat the man who, by far, is the best opponent of his career and win the first title of his career. Or we’ll get to see if Brook can shake off the effects of a broken eye socket suffered against Gennady Golovkin and return to 147 pounds to defend his belt for the fourth time.
Date and venue
Brook vs Spence
Date: SAT, MAY 27, 2017
5:15PM ET / 2:15PM PT
Bramall Lane, Sheffield, England.
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Brook vs Spence continues a series of terrific, well-booked fights taking place right now – many of them coming out of the UK. Brook won the title by defeating Shawn Porter in 2014. His lone career loss came last year when he showed an incredible willingness to fight by moving up two divisions to take on Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin.
Spence is a former Olympian who is undefeated as a professional and has been heralded as one of the sport’s next big things. He’s faced increasingly tough competition as he has moved up the ranks, and he takes his biggest step up here in a great, pick ‘em fight.
This fight is taking place in Sheffield, England, and while it is part of a larger card in the UK, for the Showtime broadcast, it will be just a one fight card.
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Brook has been forced to defend his title against Spence, who is the mandatory challenger.
The champ’s promoter, Eddie 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.
Fight night coverage begins at around 07:00 p.m uk time on Sky Box Office. While US viewers will be able to catch undercard action starting at mid-day eastern time on Showtime Boxing.
Super Channel subscribers across Canada will be able to watch this Saturday’s mega-fight between International Boxing Federation (IBF) Welterweight World Champion Kell “The Special One” Brook and undefeated No. 1 mandatory contender Errol “The Truth” Spence, Jr., starting at 3 p.m. ET/ 12 p.m. PT, live from the outdoor Bramall Football Ground in Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
Brook (36-1, 25 KOs), fighting at home in Sheffield, captured the IBF 147-pound division title August 16, 2014, with a signature victory, by way of a 12-round decision, over Shawn Porter in Carson, California. The 31-year-old Brook has successfully defended his championship belt three times, including a pair of challengers from Canada, Jo Jo Dan and Kevin Bizier.
Light-heavyweight Jones Jr enjoyed better fortunes when he moved up in weight in 2003, defeating John Ruiz to claim the WBA world heavyweight title.