Brook v Spence Jr: Weights / Running order / TV scheduling / Undercard news / Ring walk times

Brook v Spence 26/05/2017

The stage is set for Kell Brook’s massive clash with Errol Spence this weekend after both fighters easily made the 147 pound limit.

Brook and Spence collide in a mandatory welterweight title bout in front of a crowd of almost 30,000 at Sheffield’s Brammall Lane Stadium.

Here’s all you need to know about this Saturday night’s fight:


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.

Running order (weights):

Doors open at 4.30pm First bout – 4.45pm

4 x 3 mins Super-Lightweight contest
ATIF SHAFIQ (9st 12lbs 5oz) v DEAN EVANS (9st 11lbs 5oz)
(Rotherham) (Hereford)

Followed By

4 x 3 mins Welterweight contest
NADEEM SIDDIQUE (10st 12lbs 4oz) v PAL OLAH (10st 4lbs 2oz)
(Bradford) (Budapest)

Followed By

6 x 3 mins Super-Flyweight contest
KYLE YOUSAF (8st 2lbs 9oz) v LOUIS NORMAN (8st 5lbs 7oz)
(Sheffield) (Leicester)

Live on Sky Sports Box Office from 6pm

12 x 3 mins vacant Commonwealth Super-Featherweight Championship
ANDY TOWNEND (9st 5lbs*) v JON KAYS (9st 3lbs 2oz)
(Barnsley) (Ashton under Lyne)

*Townend failed to make the weight – title only on the line for Kays

Followed By

12 x 3 mins WBA Continental Super-Middleweight Championship
JAMIE COX (11st 13lbs 3oz) v LEWIS TAYLOR (11st 12lbs 5oz)
(Swindon) (Dronfield)

Followed By

12 x 3 mins vacant Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship
DAVID ALLEN (17st 12lbs) v LENROY THOMAS (16st 8lbs 3oz)
(Conisborough) (Florida)

Followed By

4 x 3 mins Middleweight contest
ANTHONY FOWLER (11st 3lbs 6oz) v ARTURS GEIKINS (11st 6lbs 3oz)
(Liverpool) (Latvia)

Followed By

12 x 3 mins Super WBA Super-Middleweight World Championship
GEORGE GROVES (11st 13lbs 6oz) v FEDOR CHUDINOV (11st 13lbs 2oz)
(Hammersmith) (Russia)

Followed By

12 x 3 mins IBF Welterweight World Championship
KELL BROOK (10st 6lbs 7oz) v ERROL SPENCE JR (10st 6lbs 5oz)
(Sheffield) (Texas)


4 x 3 mins Cruiserweight contest
(Hackney) (Czech Republic)

4 x 3 mins Super-Featherweight contest
JOE CORDINA (9st 8lbs) v JOSH THORNE (9st 7lbs 7oz)
(Cardiff) (Bexleyheath)

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 10.30pm UK / 5.30 ET 2.30 PT in the US.