American Errol Spence says he is prepared to do what Kell Brook did three years ago - and win the world title in his opponent’s back yard.
Sheffield’s Brook claimed the IBF welterweight title by flying the Atlantic and upstaging Shawn Porter, on points.
Now former Olympian Spence (21-0, 18 KOs) is happy to take on Brook at Bramall Lane, if the venue can be confirmed for May 27.
Spence said: “I’m old school. I don’t care where I fight. I’ve got to do what Kell did when he came to America to beat Porter for the title and that is what I plan on doing.
“I don’t think Kell’s fought anyone like me before. I’m faster and hit harder than other welterweights he has faced. I believe I may have Kell’s number, great champion that he is. I want everyone in the UK to make sure they come to the fight or watch it on TV because it’s two fighters in their prime, so it’s going to be exciting. It is going to be a war” said Spence on the website boxingscene.com
“I do believe Kell will bring out the best in me. So far I haven’t faced anyone who can push me enough for me to show my true skills. I might be the underdog but it’s understandable. He’s the champ and I don’t take anything from him. But I’m 100 percent focused and confident.”
For Brook to box at Sheffield United’s ground would be the ultimate dream come true for the dyed-in-the-wool Blades follower.