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Martin Smith Column: Fight fans in the dark over minute’s silence at Kell Brook’s Bramall Lane bout

It’s got to be a wind-up.

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Kell Breook gets a kiss following his defeat to Errol Spence Jr at Bramall Lane on Saturday night

Beaten but unbowed: Kell Brook made Sheffield proud but now he must step up a weight after defeat to Errol Spence Jr

The uncle, who first came up with the idea of a huge Bramall Lane match for Kell Brook 23 years ago, says the beaten Sheffield fighter did the city and his family proud - but hopes his nephew now goes to a higher weight division.

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It's all over for Kell Brook at Bramall Lane

Pride but pain at packed Bramall Lane as eye injury No 2 sees Brook dethroned by Spence

Boxing has made Kell Brook rich and famous - but in the last eight months it has revealed its brutally cruel flip-side to him, too.

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Referee Howard Foster checks on Kell Brook at the end of the fight

HOW IT HAPPENED: Kell Brook v Errol Spence Jr + undercard

Kell Brook's grand homecoming ended in bitter disappointment as his IBF welterweight title was wrestled away from him by the brilliant Errol Spence Jr.
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Lewis Taylor loses at the Lane tonight

Lewis Taylor loses on Kell Brook undercard

Dronfield's Lewis Taylor suffered heartbreak at Bramall Lane tonight.
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Ready to roar - Kell Brook

Kell Brook: the southpaw slayer of Sheffield

An Ingle gym ‘spy,’ who has studied every detail of American challenger Errol Spence Jr, believes he is an ideal opponent for Kell Brook on the huge Bramall Lane stage tonight.

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Video: Shawn Porter praises Kell Brook’s power - but plumps for an Errol Spence Jr at Sheffield United

Shawn Porter - the man Kell Brook defeated to seize the world title - says the Sheffielder’s dominating brawn and power will be chief asset that his countryman Errol Spence Jr will have to overcome to relieve him of the world title.

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No more Mr Grumpy from Kell Brook!

Kell Brook is in the best shape of his life, both mentally and physically, says his gym-mate of 10 years, Atif Shafiq.

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Kell Brook and Errol Spence Jnr square up ahead of their bout at Bramall Lane on Saturday night

Kell Brook v Errol Spence Junior: This is going to be a battle, says Sheffield boxing hero who’s seen the challenger up close

Sheffield boxing trainer Glyn Rhodes has studied Errol Spence Jr in training at his Hillsborough gym before the American collides with Kell Brook - and believes the fight is almost too close to call.

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SHEFFIELD BOXING PRESS CONFERENCE,
SHEFFIELD UNITED FC,BRAMALL LANE,
SHEFFIELD
PIC;LAWRENCE LUSTIG
IBF WORLD WELTERWEIGHT TITLE
IBF WORLD CHAMPION KELL BROOK AND  CHALLENGER ERROL SPENCE  COME FACE TO FACE AHEAD OF THEIR FIGHT AT BRAMALL LANE ON SATURDAY(27-5-17)

Family affair: Kell Brook determined to win at Bramall Lane

Kell Brook hopes to realise his uncle’s prophecy this weekend and successfully defend his world title at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane.

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Andy Townend at the Kell Brook v Errol Spence Jr press conference.

Early bird Andy hopes to kick off Kell Brook’s big night with a KO

Andy Townend has been called upon to carry his ruthless small hall performances on to the big stage at Bramall Lane.

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Kell Brook didn't use his "chocolate brownie" much in sparring. Pic: Lawrence Lustig

Tasty scrap: Errol Spence Jr will be ‘force-fed’ at Bramall Lane by Kell Brook

The last thing Kell Brook needs near his lips right now is a chocolate brownie.

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Kell Brook training, pic by Lawrence Lustig

Steel City Kell Brook is primed for action

Kell Brook claims Errol Spence Jr’s undoubted talent is no match for his own.

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David Allen during a public work out session in the Peace Gardens.

Heavyweight boxers back Kell Brook to be in the pink after Sheffield city centre event

On the hottest day of the year, Kell Brook was, for once, put firmly in the shade.

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Lewis Taylor

Kell Brook's sparring partner holds no fears for gallant Dronfield fighter Lewis Taylor

Lewis Taylor has been handed the chance to perform on the biggest platform in Sheffield boxing history - and it doesn't worry him that he's the underdog and up against a man who has given world champion Kell Brook a run for his money.

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Dom Ingle puts Kell Brook through his paces: Pic Lawrence Lustig

Kell Brook - the fighting pride of Sheffield - and what his scrap with Errol Spence Jr means to his city and the world of boxing

Arguably the biggest boxing event ever staged in Sheffield history is only days away.

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Kell Brook - dieting went well. Picture by Lawrence Lustig

Kell Brook is hungry - but only for a successful defence!

Sheffield’s Kell Brook is “nearly there” after months of carefully controlled dieting.

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Sunny side up: Kell trains in Fuertaventura. Pic: Lawrence Lustig

It’s torture for Kell Brook - but it will be worse for Errol Spence Jr

Kell Brook flies home from his “torture” camp in the Canary Islands on Sunday knowing every gruelling minute will have been worth it.

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Liam Cameron. Picture: Andrew Roe

Boxing: Big Sheffield title fight set for July

An explosive all-Sheffield title derby has been organised 54 days after Kell Brook’s defence of his world title.

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