Kell Brook to defend world title at Bramall Lane

He will fight Errol Spence Jr. in May

Kell Brook to defend world title at Bramall Lane

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IBF World Welterweight Champion Kell Brook is set to defend his title against the unbeaten Errol Spence Jr at Bramall Lane in May.

Brook lost his last fight after moving up two weight classes to face middleweight king Gennady Golovkin but lost via knock-out last September.

Speaking at the announcement of the fight at Sheffield United's home, Brook said: "I'm so excited about this fight and to make history in my city. 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.

"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," he added.

The bout is already making waves in the division with WBC and WBA champion Keith Thurman expressing an interest in fighting the winner although a fight with Manny Pacquiao remains a possibility for the American.

Spence goes into the bout with 18 knock-outs in 21 wins and has yet to taste defeat.