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Spence training at Brooks’ bitter rival’s gym ahead of clash

Spence vs Brook at Bramall Lane, Sheffield
Spence vs Brook at Bramall Lane, Sheffield Photo Credit: skysports.com

Errol Spence, challenger to Kell Brook for the IBF World Welterweight title is training in Amir Khan’s gym in Bolton, ahead of their clash on Saturday, 27th May 2017 live from Bramall Lane, Sheffield,  live on Sky Sports.

Brook’s bitter rival, Khan, who has lost his mandatory no.1 challenger spot for being inactive since his loss to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez last May, lends his gym to the American to sharpen his tools up ahead of the huge fight at the home of football team, Sheffield United.

Brook is finishing his training in Fuertaventura in the Canary Islands as he prepares for his fourth defence of his title and  wasn’t too impressed when he heard Amir Khan had let Errol Spence train at his gym but believes it will make no difference come the 27th May.

Kell Brook training in Fuertaventura
Kell Brook training in Fuertaventura Photo Credit: Lawrence Lustig

“That’s Amir Khan through and through,” said Brook. “He would love to see me lose this fight so he doesn’t have to fight me but that’s not going to happen.

“He can lend Errol his gym but he can’t save him on May 27 and the only thing on my mind is the fight.”

“The fans know what I’m about. I’ve gone from moving up to Middleweight to fight Gennady Golovkin to coming back down to face one of the most dangerous Welterweights out there. All I want to do is give the fans what they want – that’s what they deserve.”

Kell Brook training with Dominic Ingle
Kell Brook training with Dominic Ingle Photo Credit: Lawrence Lustig

Brook’s clash with Spence tops a huge night of action in the steel city where George Groves faces Fedor Chudinov for the vacant WBA World Super-Middleweight title.

Jamie Cox meets Lewis Taylor for the WBA Inter-Continental Super-Middleweight title on his Matchroom Boxing debut while Dave Allen takes on with Lenroy Thomas for the vacant Commonwealth Heavyweight title.


Tickets for the night are still on general sale priced as follows: tiered seating at £40, £60 and £80 and pitch seats at £80, £100, £150 and £200 –VIP Packages are sold out.

Tickets are on sale from Sheffield United’s Box Office at http://www.sufc.co.uk/tickets/, on 0114 253 7200 and in person from the box office at Bramall Lane – all tickets purchased from Sheffield United are subject to a 10 per cent booking fee.

Face value tickets for May 27 are also be available from http://www.stubhub.co.uk/matchroom-boxing-tickets/ . StubHub is the official ticket partner and marketplace of Matchroom Boxing and Anthony Joshua.