The undefeated mandatory challenger has agreed to travel to Brook’s backyard in Sheffield on May 27 in a bid to prove his capabilities as a champion and is confident he can secure a lifelong dream at Sheffield United’s Brammall Lane ground.
“I’m happy I’m finally getting an opportunity to accomplish a lifelong dream of becoming a World champion,” said Spence.
“I feel that this is one of the best and biggest fights in world boxing and I am 100 per cent focused and determined to bring the belt back home to the USA – on May 27 I will be more than ready.”
Spence was seemingly on the verge of fighting for the vacant title with talk of Brook potentially moving up following a loss at middleweight tot Gennady Golovkin, although the Briton decided to boil back down the necessary 13 pounds in weight.
Whether that decision will be detrimental to Brook’s reign as world ruler only time will tell, whilst Spence will be aiming to capitalize on what could be a weakened or damaged ‘Special One’ next month.
The Golovkin loss, coupled with a subsequent facial injury, have cast doubts on Brook’s stance to stay at welterweight as Spence is touted as the future of the division and may be a slight favourite in some eyes.
At this point, UK bookmakers are unable to split Brook and Spence in the betting, whilst their US counterparts are favouring a victory for their fighter when the pair lock horns in Yorkshire.