Former five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather has had his say on next month’s IBF welterweight title fight between Kell Brook and Errol Spence Jr.
The former pound for pound king believes that one of the boxers is in for a “rough” night at the office.
Mayweather, who is currently in negotiations regarding a much publicised super fight with UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, has claimed that he doesn’t see the fight between Brook and Spence Jr going the full 12 rounds and believes that the Brook is in for a “rough” night when he attempts to defend his IBF welterweight crown against the Mayweather Promotions fighter.
“I think him and Kell Brook is a good match-up but I don’t think it’s going the distance,” he said via Shady Slim.
“I think Brook took a lot and it was a tough fight between him and Triple G, so I think, coming on the back of that, it’s going to be a tough fight.
“It’s not really fast but hopping into another tough fight like that, right after the Triple G fight? It’s going to be rough.”
Brook hasn’t fought since jumping up in weight to take on undefeated middleweight kingpin Gennady Golovkin last September.
Despite putting in an incredibly brave performance against his much larger adversary, Brook’s corner threw in the towel in the fifth round after the 30-year-old began to swell grotesquely thanks to what we would later find out was a broken eye socket.
However, Brook is confident that the injury he sustained against Golovkin last year is fully healed ahead of his showdown with the undefeated Spence at Bramall Lane on May 27. Even telling The Star that he felt the eye was even “stronger than it was before” following successful surgery.
Meanwhile, the highly anticipated announcement of a finalised deal between Mayweather and Irish MMA star McGregor still seems further away than many had expected after UFC president Dana White told TMZ on Monday that despite negotiations “progressing” a deal was “nowhere near being done.”
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