Kell Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) says he’s got too much experience for challenger Errol Spence Jr. (21-0, 18 KOs) to beat him, and he says he’s going to smash the American’s face in when the two of them fight on May 27 at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England. Brook rates Spence highly as a fighter. He doesn’t view him as a fighter that is nothing but hype. But at the same time, he thinks he’s made the mistake of fighting him too soon without having the experience to take a step up to this level. Brook wants to nail Spence with his “chocolate brownie,” which is his signature right hand punch that he likes to hit his opponents with.
Brook lost his last fight to middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin last September in a 5th round TKO. Brook thinks he’s fully back from that loss after having eye surgery to repair a broken eye socket for his right eye.
“He’s very confident, this Spencer kid. He’s very confident,” said Brook to IFL TV about Errol Spence. “There’s a lot of hype about him in America, and he’s been looking the part in getting rid of everyone they put in front of him, but he’s never fought anyone like me. He came to me too soon. I’ve got the experience. I’m big and strong, and I know what it takes to be champion. I’m going to smash Errol Spence’s face in,” said Brook.
Spence, 26, recently added Chris Algieri and Leonard Bundu in his win column in knocking both of those fighters out. Spence looks unbeatable at this point. However, he’s never beaten anyone with the kind of talent that Brook possesses. It’s going to be a big step up for Spence to face Brook at this early point in his career. But it’s also going to be a tough fight for Brook, who was beaten by Golovkin the last time he fought.
“It took me too long to become word champion,” said Brook. “You’ve got to take this from me. It’s going to be hard for me to make welterweight again, but I’m looking forward to the adventure 100 percent on the night and ready. I went to America and beat the next Mike Tyson in [Shawn] Porter. Everybody said I’d give the title up and move up and fight an easier fight than this kid. I’m ready to defend this title in Sheffield,” said Brook.
“Good, very good,” said Brook when asked how his surgically repaired right was doing. “It’s medal, titanium, strong. My surgeon said it’s probably stronger than it were before. I don’t feel it. I’m not thinking, ‘Oh, I’m getting caught in the eye.’ I’m going in there like it never happened. My signature right hand is going to be popping him. Southpaw slayer; I know how to deal with southpaws. I got along very well with southpaws. I believe I’m going to get to him. I rate him. He’s been doing everything that’s been asked of him. He’s been knocking these guys over, but they’re not Kell Brook,” said Brook.
“It’s going to be taxing, but we’ve been there before,” said Brook about him needing to lose weight to make the 147 pound limit for the Spence fight. “I know thousands of people are going to be coming to watch me. I can’t disappoint them. I’ve got to come in there and leave no stone unturned, and follow the diet meticulously and get the job done and be 100 percent. I want to clean the division up first and then straightaway move up,” said Brook.