Unbeaten American Errol Spence Jr. has arrived in the U.K. ahead of his clash with IBF welterweight titleholder Kell Brook and is quietly confident that he’ll travel back to the U.S. with his dream fulfilled.
Spence, who is rated No. 7 by THE RING at 147 pounds, has won all 21 of his fights with 18 victories coming by knockout. The talented southpaw has looked like a real force in the welterweight ranks and is a narrow favorite to prevail on May 27 at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England.
“I’m going to be a very tough opponent,” said Spence in an interview with Sky Sports in the U.K. “I’m coming out with the win, so I feel like I’m going to be his best opponent.
“The venue I hear is 30,000 and the fans are lively. They are hardcore boxing fans. I feel like it’s going to be a great fight, great environment, and I can’t wait to be under those bright lights.
Spence continued, “This is something I have been fighting for my whole life and a lifelong dream of mine. I won’t let it slip.”
When Spence was asked if he had a message for his more experienced opponent, the 27-year-old boxer-puncher declined the opportunity to trash talk.
“No message at all,” said Spence. “It’s fight time, it’s two weeks away and I can’t wait. All the talking is over with. Now it’s time to fight.”
Tom Gray is a UK Correspondent/ Editor for RingTV.com and a member of THE RING ratings panel. Follow him on Twitter: @Tom_Gray_Boxing
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