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Kell Brook vs Errol Spence Jr report
Who won Brook vs Spence?
Errol Spence Jr beat Kell Brook by knockout in the 11th round on Saturday 27th May 2017 at Bramall Lane in Sheffield.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
This contest was for the IBF welterweight championship of the world.
Brook vs Spence stats
Kell Brook stepped into the ring with a record of 36 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 25 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Errol Spence Jr made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 21 wins and 0 draws, with 18 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Spence Jr had advantage in power over Brook, with a 86% knock out percentage over Brook's 69%.
Kell Brook was the older man by 3 years, at 36 years old.
Spence Jr had a height advantage of 1 inch over Brook. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Kell Brook fought out of the orthodox stance, while Errol Spence Jr was a southpaw.
Brook was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 16 more fights, and made his debut in 2004, 8 years and 1 month earlier than Spence Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 84 more professional rounds, 226 to Spence Jr's 142.
Errol Spence Jr was ranked number 1 by the IBF in the 147lb division.
Brook vs Spence form
Brook had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Terence Crawford on 14th November 2020 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their WBO World Welterweight championship fight at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Mark DeLuca on 8th February 2020 by knockout in the 7th round at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had won against Michael Zerafa on 8th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield.
Before that, he had beat Sergey Rabchenko on 3rd March 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield.
He had been beaten by Errol Spence Jr on 27th May 2017 by knockout in the 11th round in their IBF World Welterweight championship fight at Bramall Lane, Sheffield.
Errol Spence Jr remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his last opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Leonard Bundu on 21st August 2016 by knockout in the 6th round at Ford Amphitheater, Coney Island, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Chris Algieri on 16th April 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Barclays Center, New York.
Going into that contest, he had won against Alejandro Barrera on 28th November 2015 by technical knockout in the 5th round at The Bomb Factory, Dallas.
Before that, he had defeated Chris Van Heerden on 11th September 2015 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto, Canada.
He had beat Phil Lo Greco on 20th June 2015 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Kell Brook had been fighting more than Errol Spence Jr.
Going to this contest, Kell Brook had last fought 2 years, 4 months and 17 days ago, while Errol Spence Jr's last outing had been 6 years, 7 months and 10 days ago.
Brook's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 10 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.2 rounds on average.
Spence Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 9 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 27 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.4 rounds on average.
What time did Brook vs Spence start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:30 PM BST at Bramall Lane, Sheffield, United Kingdom, which was 5:30 PM EST or 2:30 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Brook vs Spence?
Brook vs Spence was broadcast on Sky Box Office HD in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by ShowTime.
What were the odds on Brook vs Spence?
Kell Brook was a 81/50 (+160) underdog going into the contest, while Errol Spence Jr made his way into the ring at 57/100 (-180) with oddsmakers.
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