Saturday, 27 May 2017 00:00

Kell Brook purses, net worth ahead of Spence fight

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Tonight, Saturday May 27, from the Brumall Lane Football Grounds in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, current IBF Welterweight champion Kell Brook will put his coveted 147 pound distinction on the line against number ranked contender and unbeaten American fighter, Errol Spence Jr.

With such an elite level match-up taking place in front of a rabid British fight audience of 27,000 spectators, and a healthy projected Sky Sports PPV audience, how much will each fighter make for this evening's efforts respectively?
 
When Brook initially won the IBF strap in August of 2014, defeating American pressure fighter Shawn Porter in Carson, California, the proud Briton only took home a meager $200K, while the reigning champ earned a grand total of $500K , which is in compliance to the sanctioning organizations championship rules and regulations. 

Since that time, Special K's audience and purse amounts have increased dramatically.

In his last outing against Gennady Golovkin in September of 2016, Kell Brook fought in front of over 20 thousand fans at the O2 Arena in London, England, and earned a whopping £3-3.7 million, which drastically increased his net worth to an estimated £7.6 million.

Although tonight's match-up is not considered to be the spectacle that was GGG vs. Special K, the Brook vs. Spence Welterweight title fight is considered a hot ticket item and a genuine superfight within the 147 pound division.

As one of the best pairings of the 2017 calendar year, and the fact that the dangerous American challenger is considered by most to be more risk than reward, this evening's payout should be sizable for the reigning title holder.  

Taking into consideration that Kell Brook is not only the incumbent IBF champion, but is also almost exclusively the ratings and live gate draw while fighting the relatively unknown Errol Spence Jr., the current champ should pull in a cool guaranteed £3 million for his mandatory title defense with a Sky Sports PPV incentive.  

If the entire purse was split in accordance to customary IBF sanctioning laws and regulations, the title challenger, Errol Spence Jr., should be taking home between £750K to £1 million for twelve rounds of action.  

Not bad for 36 minutes of work inside the squared circle.

Fight fans should be prepared to see high-drama and lots of fireworks in this superb clash of styles and a genuine elite Welterweight match-up!!

"Brook vs. Spence: The Special One versus The Truth" is slated to be broadcast by Sky Sports Box Office in the UK at 6PM BST with a £16.95 / €21.95 price tag, and Showtime Sports in the United States with a special run time of 5:15 PM ET.