Saturday, 25 February 2017 00:43

Brook vs Spence prediction: 'Kell will get destroyed'

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What will happen when IBF Welterweight Champion Kell Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) faces dynamic mandatory challenger Errol Spence (21-0, 18 KO’s) on May 20?

Fight legend Oscar De La Hoya is high on the American.

"I would build [Spence] into a Sugar Ray Leonard," Oscar told he Sweet Scientists show on SiriusXM Rush 93.|

"He's the type of fighter who wants to fight the best, he believes in himself. He's young, he's a good looking kid."

"I believe that he destroys Kell Brook. That's how good he is."


Strong words from an all-time great.

But Errol Spence is that good.

Standing 5'9," the 27 year old Spence has all of the tools to be an all-time great himself. An ESPN Prospect of the Year(2015)
and Sports Illustrated Prospect of the Year (2015), Spence represented the U.S. at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Explosive, quick and well-skilled, he the only fighter stop Chris Algieri and Leonard Bundu inside the distance. Algieri, of course, hung 12 rounds with Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan, and Bundu went the full twelve with Keith Thurman.

Brook vs Spence odds (rough)
(as of Feb 14)

Favorite: Brook 8/11
Underdog: Spence: 11/10


This is a dangerous fight for Brook, the slight favorite. Spence may too risky for the reward so the Brit deserves high praise for accepting this assignment.

Leroy Cleveland

Lee is Managing Editor of, a student of the Sweet Science and longtime boxing fan.