Boxing

Errol Spence Jr. (22-0, 19 KOs) wore down and stopped IBF welterweight champion Kell “Special K” Brook (36-2, 25 KOs) in the 11th round after Brook quit at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England. Brook was taking punishment in the 11th round when he suddenly took a knee and was counted out. After the fight, Brook blamed his defeat on his left eye. It was badly swollen.

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Kell Brook is picking IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) to defeat Mexican star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) in their fight on September 16 on HBO PPV. Brook thinks that GGG has too much power and talent for the 26-year-old Canelo to deal with in this fight.

Mexican boxing great Erik Morales is also picking Golovkin to beat Canelo, who he sees as still a flawed work in progress at this point in time. Morales is glad that Canelo is fighting the 35-year-old Golovkin now, because he feels that if he waits too long, the fight will be spoiled due to the Kazakhstan fighter aging.

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Former 4 division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner and WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia have had preliminary discussions for a catch weight fight in the summer, according to Dan Rafael. However, the fight is far from a done deal at this point. It’s been basic starting discussions and nothing has been completed at this point.

There isn’t a date or a venue for the fight as of yet. It’s definitely a great fight, says Showtime boss Stephen Espinoza. As of now, Broner and Mikey don’t have fights scheduled. If the two of them could face each other in the summer, it would be a big fight that would interest the boxing world.

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Errol Spence Jr. expects to knockout Kell Brook on Saturday night, and win over the huge crowd of British boxing fans at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England. Spence says that if Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) does go the full 12 round distance with him, he’ll be put through the ringer in a grueling battle with lots of punishment absorbed by him.

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