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Spence says he’s Brook’s best opponent to date

Errol Spence Jr. is supremely confident as he heads into his first ever title fight.

Kell Brook & Errol Spence Press Conference Photo by Mark Robinson/Getty Images
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

We’re only little over a week away from the big welterweight showdown between IBF titlist Kell Brook and Errol Spence Jr. on May 27 in Sheffield, England. And as Spence prepares for his first shot at a world title he draws confidence from knowing that he’s not just some other fighter - he knows he’s better than anyone Brook has ever faced before.

"I'm going to be a very tough opponent," Spence Jr told Sky Sports. "I'm coming out with the win, so I feel like I'm going to be his best opponent.

"This is something I have been fighting for my whole life and a lifelong dream of mine," said the 27-year-old, who is nicknamed 'The Truth.' "I won't let it slip.”

The soft spoken Spence didn’t offer much else by way of “bulletin board material,” as he says the time for talking is overand he’s just ready to get in the ring and fight. And up to this point Spence hasn’t appeared to be showing any signs of stage fright — he’s actually relishing the opportunity to travel into enemy territory in front of a raucous crowd at Bramall Lane.

The winner of Brook-Spence will have a legitimate argument as being the best welterweight in the division and Spence says with a win he’ll demand that Keith Thurman face him to unify 147lb titles.

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