Boxing: Kell Brook out to prove himself


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Kell Brook says he is already excited about his meeting with Errol Spence on May 20 in his home town of Sheffield.

The ‘Special One’ lost his unbeaten record last time out as he went down to Gennady Golovkin in Las Vegas but is due to return to his preferred welterweight on May 20 when he defends his IBF title.

Spence is unbeaten in his 21 professional fights and his 18 knockouts victories make him a highly dangerous customer. With the fight at the home ground of the champion’s beloved Sheffield United, he will be desperate to make an impression.

Becoming world champion at 26 would justify the hype surrounding him but he will be facing by far his classiest opponent to date at Bramall Lane.

Brook is the 1.83 favourite and admits he is looking forward to seeing ‘The Truth’, who is 2.00 to win, in action.

The 30-year-old is confident he will be able to get back into shape ahead of the bout and says he is looking forward to proving he is the top dog at his favoured weight.

“I’m interested in seeing all the hype about Errol Spence,” said Kell Brook to Boxing News on Scott TV.

“It’s going to be a battle to make welterweight again, but I believe in my own team. I’ve got a nutritionist that can get me down safely.

So I’m looking forward to two challenges – making welterweight again, also defending what’s rightfully mine.

“It’s my greatest achievement in boxing, and that’s my IBF title. I’m looking forward to walking out at Bramall Lane.

That’s my football club in Sheffield. I’m looking forward to putting a show on, and showing the world I’m a Special one. I’m No.1.”

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