Saturday nights IBF welterweight title fight turned out to be surprisingly one sided.
A full house at Bramall Lane in Sheffield witnessed as Kell Brook couldn’t hold Errol Spence Jr back. Eventually ‘Special K’ had to call it quits in the eleventh round after losing vision from his left eye.
Spence had a clear strategy. The American worked the body early with powerful single shots and combinations. He walked Brook against the ropes and went to work causing more damage with multiple body shots. ‘Special K’ fired back once in a while but was losing clearly on points. After the 6th round Spence started landing more headshots and a hematoma started growing on Brook’s left eye causing vision problems.
In the 10th round Spence dropped Brook after a powerful combination but the hometown fighter got back up and finished the round. In the eleventh round Brook ate more brutal shots and simply couldn’t continue and the fight was stopped.
After losing his second big fight in a row the question now remains what will Kell Brook do?
Many ponder if he should retire? There is still the possibility of an anticipated clash with Amir Khan. In reality he will most likely move up in weight and see where he goes from there.
Meanwhile the new champion Spence now improves his record to 22 victories with 19 wins coming via stoppage. He is now on a ten fight stoppage win streak and showed no signs of slowing down in Sheffield last weekend.