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Kell Brook set for career-making fight if he can beat Errol Spence Jr

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Kell Brook and Errol Spence Jr will face off in either late May or early June of this year with the IBF welterweight title on the line.

The Special One took a brief sabbatical to middleweight to take on one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world today, Gennady Golovkin.

Although Brook was stopped in the fifth round of that bout, he put up a brave fight and a damaged eye socket was ultimately his undoing.

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However, he has clearly got a taste for the big fights and the 30-year-old deserves credit for jumping back into a huge fight with the unbeaten Errol Spence.

According to boxing promoter Lou DiBella, there is more than just Brook's title at take in this fight - a shot at the unbeaten Keith Thurman awaits.

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"Keith is the kind of guy who will fight the biggest and best fight that is put in front of him," said DiBella. "He's not a guy that walks away from anything. Let Kell and Errol fight first and then see what happens.

"I think right now the best fights are being made in the welterweight division. The best are fighting the best. You have obviously Brook and Spence. You have [Andre] Berto fighting [Shawn] Porter.

"There are a lot of good fights being made at welterweight and I think there is going to continue to be a process of elimination. I would guess that by the end of 2017, or early 2018, that one guy is going to emerge as the man."

Keith Thurman v Danny Garcia

It's worth noting that Brook beat Porter for the IBF title back in August of 2014, but a date with Thurman - who just disposed of previously unbeaten talent Danny Garcia - would be a career-defining fight.

Thurman is the unified WBA an WBC welterweight champion, and he has already indicated he would like the winner of Brook/Spence, saying: "Do I wanna see three world titles strapped around any one of the welterweights in the welterweight division? Yes, I do."

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