Date: 14th February 2017 at 1:11pm
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Over the weekend Britain?s reigning IBF world welterweight champion, Kell Brook, re-iterated that he was not about to relinquish his belt and that he wasn?t going to duck out of his mandatory defence.

Brook, in a social network post, stated he?d never ducked anyone and was ready to take on the unbeaten American fighter Errol Spence Jnr.

Last night news broke that a deal had been signed, ahead of the purse bid deadline, for the two welterweights to fight on May 20th, in Sheffield.

Although the venue has yet to be confirmed, it is hoped that Brook will get his wish to fight at the home of Sheffield United Football Club, Bramall Lane.

Brook hasn?t fought since his gallant attempt at snatching the middleweight belts held by Gennady Golovkin.

That fight saw Golovkin stop Brook with the Sheffield fighter requiring surgery on a damaged eye-socket.

The defeat was the first in Brooks? thirty-seven fight career.

After having won the belt against Shawn Porter, in America, Brook has defended it three times, beating Jo Jo Dan, Frankie Gavin and Kevin Bizier.

However, Errol Spence Jnr will be a far tougher proposition with the American unbeaten in twenty-one contests and having won eighteen of those by knockout.

It promises to be one hell of a fight, bring it on!