With the dangerous puncher Errol Spence Jr. challenging IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook this Saturday, Brook’s trainer Dominic Ingle is saying Kell would be interested in a rematch with Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, who he just lost to last September. It’s unclear if this is just a case of Ingle and Brook name dropping Golovkin’s name in order to get more attention and PPV buys on Sky Box Office for the Brook-Spence fight this Saturday night at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England.
Unbeaten Errol Spence Jr. (21-0, 18 KOs) sees IBF welterweight champion Kell “Special K” Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) as a road bump on his path to becoming a boxing great. The two fighters will be facing each other this Saturday night on May 27 at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England. Spence is the younger fighter at 27, and he’s coming into the fight with a lot of hype behind him, as he’s seen by a lot of people as the replacement for Floyd Mayweather Jr. and the next superstar for the 147 pound division.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is picking American Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (21-0, 18 KOs) to defeat IBF welterweight champion Kell “Special K” Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) this Saturday night in their fight on Sky Box Office PPV from Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England. Mayweather still has some doubts about how well the 27-year-old Spence will do against Brook if the fight goes into the later rounds.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. took a verbal shot at middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin last weekend in saying that he’d have no problems beating him, and that he would take him to school if the two of them were to fight. The 40-year-old Mayweather says he has NO interest fighting Golovkin. That’s not a fight he’s interested in making at all. Mayweather he’s done with boxing, and he wants to face UFC star Conor McGregor to give the fans what they want to see.
IBF World super featherweight champion Gervonta Davis (18-0, 17 KOs) showed off his class and punching power tonight in smashing Liam Walsh (21-1, 14 KOs) in destroying him by a 3rd round knockout in his first defense at the Copper Box Arena in London, England. The fight was quickly stopped after Davis flattened Walsh with 2 lefts to the head.
Little known, German cruiserweight prospect Mario Daser (13-0, 6 KOs) scored a surprising 3rd round knockout over former 4 time world title challenger Ola Afolabi (22-6-4, 11 KOs) Friday night at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany. Daser, 28, knocked the 37-year-old Afolabi down with a left to the body in the 3rd.
Afolabi took a knee and looked like he was getting ready to get back up. However, just at that moment, Afolabi’s corner came into the ring to have the fight stopped. Referee Frank Michael Maass then halted the fight at that point. The official time of the stoppage was at 2:00 of round 3.
IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook didn’t bargain for how much work would be involved in getting down to 147 pounds for his fight against Errol Spence Jr. on May 27. Brook has been cutting for weeks and weeks since he started training camp following his 5th round knockout loss to Gennady “GGG” Golovkin on September 10 last year. Brook will have the hometown advantage over Spence in facing him at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England. However, that may work against the 30-year-old Brook because the boxing fans might motivate him to brawl with Spence. If Brook is weight drained, he’s not going to last long against a puncher like Spence. Brook could be Chris Algieri 2.0.
It appears that the oddsmakers weren’t impressed enough with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s recent win over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to pick him to beat IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) in their fight on September 16. Golovkin is the betting favorite going into the fight by the lines -175 to Canelo’s +145.