Errol Spence: Brook tried to avoid title defense

  • Errol Spence: Brook tried to avoid title defense

Errol Spence: Brook tried to avoid title defense

Ingle disputes the allegations that his boxer tried to avoid his mandatory obligation to Spence by pursuing a high profile money fight with domestic rival Amir Khan. In a ideal world, the two winners would meet; and either way you slice it - be it Thurman-Spence, Garcia-Spence, Thurman-Brook or Garcia-Brook - the three-belt unification bout would be massive.

Will this fight finally happen?

Kell Brook will defend his IBF belt against Errol Spence Jr Why is Brook fighting Spence?

As everyone knows, the highly-regarded Spence is no. 1 contender to Brook's IBF welterweight title and the title fight, while mandated by the sanctioning body, was up in the air even as the date for a purse bid approached. The 27-year-old knocked out Leonard Bundu to earn a shot at Brook's world title. Despite Spence's mandatory challenger status, there would've been wriggle room to back out of the fight had Brook made a decision to pad his bank account a bit.

Spence, a London 2012 Olypmic quarter-finalist, has compiled a ideal professional record of 21 victories, with 18 of his wins coming by way of knockout.

"I think at Kell's age in his career, he's really in his prime now, we can not wait around for time wasters", said Hearn. Those talks fell apart when Khan demanded a 70-30 split in his favor. There was nobody for him to fight at 154, no big names, the names he wanted. It was a major event and an action-packed fight, but Golovkin broke the orbital bone around Brook's right eye in a fifth-round knockout victory.

It is unknown what Khan's next move will be, but for Brook, a fight with Spence is certainly a matchup to get the fans in the mood come May, this is a REAL fight.