Kell Brook is all squared away to make a defense of his IBF welterweight title against mandatory challenger Errol Spence Jr. on May 27. The big fight will be held at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England and broadcast live on Sky Sports, with Showtime swooping-in to broadcast the fight live in the U.S.
Here are some quotes on the fight per Showtime’s press release...
“I’m so excited about this fight and also about making history in my city,” said Brook. “It’s long been a dream of mine to fight outdoors at Bramall Lane and I’m pleased to do that in the biggest fight in the welterweight division. I saw many people talk about how I would avoid Errol Spence - they don’t know me, they don’t know what I’m about. All I’ve ever wanted to do is to give the fans the fights they want and they have it right here on May 27. I’m going to show the world that I’m the best welterweight on the planet and I’m going to do it right before my people’s eyes.”
Errol Spence Jr:
“I’m happy I'm finally getting an opportunity to accomplish a lifelong dream of becoming a world champion,” said Spence. “I feel that this is one of the best and biggest fights in world boxing and I am 100 percent focused and determined to bring the belt back home to the U.S. On May 27, I will be more than ready.”
“This is one of the best fights in world boxing,” said Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn. “Many believed that Kell Brook would look to avoid Errol Spence but he is a proud man who never ducks a challenge. Coming off the fight with GGG this is an extremely tough fight to come back to but I believe Kell Brook is the best welterweight in the world and he will have the chance to prove it on May 27. It's ‘The Special One’ vs ‘The Truth’, a historic event at Sheffield United's Bramall Lane – we are planning an unforgettable night.”
Tickets for the fight are slated to go on general sale Friday, March 31 at the Sheffield United FC Box Office.