Errol Spence Willing To Go To 154lbs To Fight Brook In Rematch

Clyde Nash
March 5, 2018

"I'm here to stay". It was all about getting timing right, and I was getting it right and I knew I buckled him. "I felt relaxed and I felt good in there, I felt strong and stable".

"I was in a dark place at Christmas time". I'm going to get back in the gym, learn again and get comfortable with this weight. I'm back now. Another win, I'm putting everyone on notice.

Spence and Golovkin, whom Brook stepped up two weight divisions to challenge, were considerably harder tasks than Rabchenko, from Belarus.

Brook, who made three IBF title defenses before losing to Spence, was immediately into his stride by landing an array of accurate punches in the first round.

However, Brook sent out a message to his new rivals after halting Rabchenko with a big right hand in only the second round in his hometown.

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It ended with one of the best shots in WGC history, a walk-off eagle to get to 16-under. "I made a big leap this week". When you get out of position you have to try to salvage par and that's what I did.

"I've had six months off so there was no way I was going to box at 147 anyway but I think that 154 is really going to suit me". I stand at 6ft tall, walk around 171-172lbs lean, make 154lbs very easy and I have no need to move up.

Brook had dominated the whole fight up until the knockout to extend his record to 37 wins from 39 bouts.

"Kell Brook has passed the test, Amir has to pass the test on 21 April", said promoter Eddie Hearn.

"Kell [Brook] is coming for a second world title and I believe he will be a two-weight world champion in 2018".

In the first half of the fight, there was little between the two, who are trying to emulate the success of their world champion brothers. Kell would secure a second round stoppage halfway through the round to pick up the WBC Silver super-welterweight title and earn himself a top-five ranking within the WBC.

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And it was that experience, along with stamina, that proved decisive for McDonnell. That shot would have taken many fighters out. If it's at welterweight, I would personally say Amir Khan.

In the last minute of the 10th, Yafai was in trouble and tired as he was caught by McDonnell's accurate attacks. He's a respected champion and I destroyed him in two round easily. It was what I needed, my career was on line.

Division dominance could be on offer if Brook impresses enough on Saturday at his new weight to land a date with the victor of the April unification fight for the WBA and IBO belts between Americans Erislandy Lara and Jarrett Hurd.

"It's big pressure, I know that, I can not lose". I'm putting everyone on notice.

After he was pulled out by his corner in the fifth round when he suffered a fractured eye socket, all thoughts turned towards his next fight, back at his natural weight class and at the stadium of his beloved Sheffield United.

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