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  Kell Brook & Errol Spence Jr. Press Conference For May 27 Welterweight World Championship

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IBF Welterweight World Champion Kell Brook and undefeated Errol Spence Jr. faced off on Wednesday at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England as they officially announced their May 27 blockbuster, which will air on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING live on SHOWTIME in the U.S.

Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) will make the fourth defense of his IBF belt against Spence (21-0, 18 KOs), the mandatory challenger and one of the most highly regarded contenders in the sport today.

Hereís what the fighters had to say on Wednesday in Sheffield:


ďThis is amazing Ė my uncle would bring me here when I was 6 and now I am fighting here as world champion. Iím so happy. There was no way I was going to vacate. Itís taken a long time to get this title and it was hard to become world champion. When people were saying to move up it made me dig my heels in.

ďIíve got a great team around me who will get me to the weight correctly. Iím no novice, Iíve been doing this a long time. Iíll stay disciplined and meticulous to be 100 percent on the night. And add the energy from the fans, Iíll be unstoppable here.

ďHeís being hyped in the U.S., but weíve seen it before. He beat (Chris) Algieri and (Leonard) Bundu, but heís never fought an animal like me. I want to beat Spence and wipe out the rest of the division. If this guy is the next big thing then the fans will be in for a thrilling night because I am going to bring the heat.

ďI took a lot from the GGG (Gennady Golovkin) fight. I stood there and had it out with him. Iím the biggest 147-pounder out there and I will be bullying them all. Iím too fast, strong and fit, and I will unify the division after beating Spence. Thereís only one ĎTruthí in this fight Ė and thatís that heís going to get beat.Ē


ďThis is the fight Iíve waited a long time for, to fulfil a lifelong opportunity to win a world title. Kell is a good fighter, but I feel Iím the best 147 in the world and Iíll prove it.

ďI want to take the title from a champion, and a true champion like Kell, and doing it in his backyard like he did it is the best way to show I am the best.

ďIíve sparred with great fighters and gone toe-to-toe, Iíve got the skills to win this. Iíve shown patience to get here and now Iím right at the door. Iím strong, fast and hit hard too Ė Iím a big welterweight.

ďThirty-thousand Brits? Bring it on. Iíve been here many times and I love it here. Itíll be different as a pro, but these are the stages you dream of.Ē


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