March 19, 2018

Errol Spence Willing To Go To 154lbs To Fight Brook In Rematch

05 March 2018, 12:59 | Donald Newman

Brook's career will be over if he loses on Saturday according to promoter Eddie Hearn

Kell Brook Media Workout

It was a bout on paper which many had thought would be a good test for Brook despite his layoff due to injury, but Kell would, in fact, show why he is regarded as one of Britain's most explosive and skilled fighters.

But he drew a line under those twin defeats in emphatic style by ending the challenge of the rugged Rabchenko within five minutes to send a warning to the top tier of 154lb fighters.

More likely, then, is focusing on winning another world title.

Boxing at O2 Arena
Gennady Golovkin inflicted the first loss of Brook's career on him

The Briton stepped up his attack in the second round as he followed up a bruising left uppercut with a straight right that put Rabchenko on the floor.

But, there is no guarantee Brook will be able to perform at super welterweight, many boxers struggle when asked to switch classes and Brook is making the leap aged 31.

"Mentally I'm feeling great". To see all these people turn out, get myself in shape, my life could not be any better now and I've not hurt my hand or anything, so I'll get back in the gym. He's naturally strong and powerful, and he goes to the head and body good.

"I love beating the odds and getting in there and performing". I just feel like I've got plenty in the tank.

He made his junior middleweight debut tonight at the Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, England in front of a packed hometown crowd against Belarus fighter Sergey Rabchenko and the fight was over quickly.

"We need to sit down, talk about weight and make the fight". I don't know how the bookmakers made him favorite.

The fight is a fascinating encounter, not only because it should be competitive, but because Brook is fighting to silence his doubters, prove his fitness and spark an assault on becoming a two-weight world champion.

Florida-based Thomas, 32, has revived his career after a third-round knockout defeat to Russia's Andrey Fedosov in ESPN's 2015 Boxcino Tournament, but this was a frustrating night for him as well as Allen. The British rivals clash for Selby's IBF world featherweight title in Leeds on May 21. Either fight would draw plenty of casual interest, but neither fighter now holds a world title belt and both would most likely require Brook to drop back down to 147 pounds, something Hearn has previously said is out of the question.

Since returning from the ban, which saw him out of the ring for 19 months, Galahad has stopped six consecutive opponents and looks worthy of a title shot soon.

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