Brook will face Spence Jr. in front of his hometown fans

Taylor Byrd
May 28, 2017

Errol Spence Jr. defeated Kell Brook to win the IBF welterweight title on Saturday from Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England.

Likely this debate of Kell Brook quitting or not against Errol Spence will rage on over the coming days following the 11th round stoppage tonight in Sheffield.

But Spence rallied in the later rounds and Brook's eye, which was heavily damaged in his previous fight against Gennady Golovkin, appeared to close up.

And was stopped in the next round, after succumbing to what could be a serious eye injury. But, you know, he's a tricky fighter.

"I give Kell all the credit, and the hardcore fans here", said Spence Jr.

Following the fight, Brook's promoter Eddie Hearn said he could be facing eye surgery again. Fighting a severe eye injury and one of the Welterweight scene's best finishers, Brook was in the worst of places.

"I couldn't see out of the eye, so I had to stop". I'm gutted I've lost my belt in front of my fans in Sheffield. After successfully making weight on Friday, two of the best fighters in the world will duke it out for one of the crown jewels of the 147-pound division. "He came back firing shots, I came firing shots and that was an awesome 10th round".

Spence also represented the United States at the 2012 Olympics, where he reached the welterweight quarter-finals.

"I think I've learned a lot from them and that will help me on Saturday night". This is what true champions do.

His American challenger, the undefeated Errol Spence Jr., came in as the slight favourite among the bookmakers, and made good on his undoubted potential by stopping Brook in the eleventh round of a back and forth contest. He was hurt, he was exhausted, he was worn out and, you know, he pushed it out.

It is an important fight, moreover, for Groves's trainer Shane McGuigan, whose high-profile charges Carl Frampton, the Belfast featherweight, and heavyweight David Haye have been on the wrong end of defeats already this year.

The first few rounds saw both men exchange in some closely fought contests, with the scoring of those obviously favouring the hometown champion, with Sky Sports commentator giving Kell Brook five of the first six rounds on the scorecard.

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