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Brook v Spence: Undercard / TV / Running order / Ring walk times

Brook v Spence 25/05/2017

Kell Brook’s IBF welterweight title defense is not the only belt up for grabs this weekend when the Yorkshireman faces mandatory challenger Errol Spence Jr.

‘The Special One’ headlines at Sheffield United’s Brammall Lane for the first time in his career on Saturday night and is accompanied by an eye-catching bill put together by Matchroom Boxing.

Undercard:

Co-featuring on the Sky Sports Box Office bill is former three-time world super-middleweight title contender ‘Saint’ George Groves as the Londoner takes on hardened Russian Fedor Chudinov for the vacant WBA ‘super’ title at 168 pounds.

Groves last fought in a tragic contest resulting in German opponent Eduard Gutknecht suffering life-threatening and debilitating injuries which are said to have had a mental effect on the 29 year-old in the months after the encounter.

Two vacant Commonwealth title matches make up the four championships on the line as Dave Allen faces Lenroy Thomas for Anthony Joshua’s old heavyweight strap and Jon Kays battles Andy Townend for the super-featherweight version.

Add to that three amateur standouts in Anthony Fowler, Joe Cordina and Lawrence Okolie, plus a tasty super-middleweight offering for a fringe world title belt involving newly-signed Eddie Hearn contender Jamie Cox and Dave Coldwell-managed Lewis Taylor.

Super-flyweight Kyle Yousaf, super lightweight Atif  Shafiq and middleweight Nadeem Siddique make up the eleven-fight card in separate encounters of their own.

TV scheduling:

Brook v Spence begins at 6pm on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK on Saturday, May 27.

Showtime will televise the fight in the United States, with Super Channel picking up TV rights in Canada.

The official running order is yet to be released, although this is the current schedule supplied by Matchroom Boxing:

KELL BROOK VS ERROL SPENCE
12 x 3 mins IBF Welterweight World Championship

GEORGE GROVES VS FEDOR CHUDINOV
12 x 3 mins vacant WBA Super World Super-Middleweight Championship

DAVID ALLEN VS LENROY THOMAS
12 x 3 mins vacant Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship

JAMIE COX VS LEWIS TAYLOR
12 x 3 mins vacant WBA Intercontinental Super-Middleweight Championship

ANDY TOWNEND VS JON KAYS
12 x 3 mins vacant Commonwealth Super-Featherweight Championship

ANTHONY FOWLER VS ARTURS GEIKINS
4 x 3 mins Middleweight – Pro debut

JOE CORDINA
Super-Featherweight contest

LAWRENCE OKOLIE
Cruiserweight contest

ATIF SHAFIQ VS DEAN EVANS
4/6 x 3 mins Super-Lightweight contest

KYLE YOUSAF VS LOUIS NORMAN
4/6 x 3 mins Super-Flyweight contest

NADIM SADDIQ
4/6 x 3 mins Middleweight contest

*An update will be provided shortly

Ring walk times:

Showtime’s involvement, coupled with the fact Brammall Lane is being used as a venue would suggest a ring walk time of 9.45pm UK / 4.45 ET 1.45 PT in the US.