'Gutted' Kell Brook loses IBF title to Errol Spence

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Kell Brook put in a valiant display but surrendered his IBF welterweight title following an 11th-round stoppage defeat to Errol Spence Jr at Bramall Lane. Brook looked ripped at Friday's weigh-in and when the scales showed him coming in at 146lb 7oz there was no doubting his readiness to again do battle at welterweight.

Brook last fought in September when he took a challenging fight up at middleweight against unbeaten Gennady Golovkin but won plenty of plaudits before he was stopped in the fifth round.

The 27 year-old overcame some big shots and bullying tactics from Brook early on to break the Briton's OTHER eye socket during the fight's mid-rounds.

Khan has already suggested that he is happy to take on Brook, provided he comes through the toughest test of his welterweight career, against Spence Jr.

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Smart, who started in place of Thomas, said, "Everybody had to step up their game, especially with one of our brothers down". A blown lead will result in a Cleveland win, and rob the Celtics of a chance to win a title. "They can not .

"I'm even relishing the fact that the bookies have made me the underdog", said Brook in a press conference. He is among boxing's best pound-for-pound fighters but Spence's critics point out that he has fought mostly weak competition. "There are question marks over Errol Spence, and I will answer them".

Brook's trainer, Dominic Ingle, doubled down on that viewpoint, saying that there's nothing Spence can bring to the table tomorrow that is going to shock Brook. "I have the skills, I have the ability to beat Kell Brook".

The main event should begin at about 5:30 p.m.

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