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May 27

Kell Brook v Errol Spence: IBF welterweight championship – live!

  • Brook makes fourth defense IBF title against Spence in Sheffield
  • George Groves wins vacant WBA super middleweight title in co-main
  • Tweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him

11.03pm BST

Spence staying dedicated to the body attack and doing a bit better defensively early in the fourth. A good combination by Spence but Brook responds with an uppercut. Both men showing off a high level of skill. A good counter left by Brook but now Spence comes back. So little to separate these two. Another closely contested round, this one to Spence.

Guardian’s unofficial score: Brook 9-10 Spence Jr (Brook 39-37 Spence Jr)

11.00pm BST

Spence using the jab to keep the pressure on Brook. He’s starting to put his punches together. Brook holding on a bit here. A great start for the Texan. But Brook he snaps Spence’s head back with a straight right. That might have hurt Spence! Brook coming back nicely in this round. Brook finding his range with that right. The clearest round yet for Brook, who’s up three-nil on my card (albeit the first two were very narrow).

Guardian’s unofficial score: Brook 10-9 Spence Jr (Brook 30-27 Spence Jr)

10.56pm BST

Both fighters trading lead hands. A faster pace this round. Brook staying busy and troubling Spence with directness and accuracy. Lands a sharp right-hand lead followed by a hook to the stomach. Both fighters are connecting but neither guy has landed a telling blow just yet. Another close one to Brook but Spence heating up.

Guardian’s unofficial score: Brook 10-9 Spence Jr (Brook 20-18 Spence Jr)

10.51pm BST

And they’re off! Spence wearing white and gold trunks, Brook in red and white shorts with a black stripe, Sheffield United colors. Brook the more aggressive fighter from the jump, coming over the top Spence’s jab. A battle of jabs throughout the first two minutes with neither fighter making too much headway. Spence coming on later in the frame, landing a few good shots to the body. A close round that could have gone either way. I’ll tip it to Brook.

Guardian’s unofficial score: Brook 10-9 Spence Jr

10.46pm BST

Now it’s Michael Buffer making the final introductions. Not much longer now. We’ll pick it up with round-by-round updates from here.

10.42pm BST

Anthem time in Sheffield. First the Star-Spangled Banner for Spence. Then God Save the Queen for Brook. Just a touch more crowd participation for the latter.

10.39pm BST

The fighters are making their entrances. First it’s the undefeated American challenger, who makes the long way from the tunnel to the ring amid a cascade of boos and jeers. And now it’s the homestanding champion, who emerges to the strains of Kanye’s All of the Lights. Somehow this crowd feels even bigger and louder than 27,000.

10.29pm BST

Watching tonight’s fight from ringside: Sheffield’s own Prince Naseem Hamed. The featherweight great, who earlier visited Brook’s locker room to pass along his best wishes, was just announced to a raucous reception from the estimated 27,000 spectators on hand.

Former and current world champions… ‘Prince’ Naseem Hamed and @specialkellbrook embrace before the fight
BOOK: https://t.co/cLSKRdqRtL pic.twitter.com/DysK8CylQJ

10.21pm BST

Here’s a look at how my colleague Sachin Nakrani sees tonight’s main event. (For the record, I’ve got Spence on points.)

Spence Jr arrives in England with a reputation as one of the most exciting fighters around at 147lb. The 27-year-old Texan has won all 21 of his contests after having excelled as an amateur, reaching the quarter-finals at the 2012 Olympics and going on to align his skills from those days with a level of vicious accuracy that has seen him stop his seven most recent opponents. He is the mandatory challenger for Brook’s title for a reason and it says a lot when Sugar Ray Leonard is among those who describe the softly-spoken father of two as “the real deal”.

Spence Jr, who weighed in at 146lb 5oz and also looked in excellent condition, will cause Brook problems, particularly given he is a southpaw. For the champion comes the benefit of the most emphatic home advantage possible – a sellout crowd at Bramall Lane, the home of his boyhood football club, Sheffield United, and what is sure to be the scene of fevered and frantic noise; 27,000-plus voices willing the champion to victory from first bell to last.

10.08pm BST

George Groves has finally become a world champion! He began to dominate Chudinov in the sixth with a series of big punches thrown in combination and the Russian’s inability or unwillingness to throw back forced the referee’s intervention. A good stoppage. Now the 29-year-old from Hammersmith has picked up the vacant WBA super middleweight title.

9.58pm BST

Hello and welcome to tonight’s IBF welterweight title fight between Kell Brook and Errol Spence Jr. Brook (36-1, 25 KO) is making the fourth defense of his 147lb strap against Spence (21-0, 18 KO) at Bramall Lane Football Ground in Sheffield. It’s a delicious matchup between two of the division’s best.

That fight should go off in about a half hour. Right now George Groves and Fedor Chudinov are in the sixth round of their fight for the vacant WBA super middleweight title, a fight that Showtime is streaming here.

9.27pm BST

Bryan will be here shortly. In the meantime, here’s Sachin Nakrani’s look ahead to tonight’s main event.

Related: Kell Brook returns streamlined and ready for testing Texan Spence Jr

Continue reading…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2017/may/27/kell-brook-v-errol-spence-fight-live

May 27

George Groves: Briton becomes world champion at fourth attempt

Briton George Groves became world champion at the fourth time of asking after a sixth-round stoppage of Fedor Chudinov in their WBA Super-Middleweight contest.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/40071849

May 27

Dana White: Conor McGregor Will Make You Believe He’ll KO Floyd Mayweather

A boxing bout between Floyd Mayweather and UFC champion Conor McGregor is a long way from happening, but active negotiations are taking place. McGregor has agreed to his side of the deal, but finalizing the mega-fight is complicated.

Permanent link to this article: https://sports.yahoo.com/news/dana-white-conor-mcgregor-believe-hell-ko-floyd-185325303--mma.html?src=rss

May 27

Two Men Stabbed to Death While Trying to Defend Muslim Women Being Harassed

He was later arrested.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/two-men-stabbed-death-while-165200128.html

May 27

Alexander Gustafsson and Glover Teixeira On Point at UFC Stockholm Weigh-ins

With both men having failed in their attempts to capture the UFC light heavyweight championship, Alexander Gustafsson and Glover Teixeira are now officially on a collision course to get back into title contention following Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 109 weigh-in.

Permanent link to this article: https://sports.yahoo.com/news/alexander-gustafsson-glover-teixeira-point-ufc-stockholm-weigh-142610253--mma.html?src=rss

May 27

Palestinians end mass hunger strike in Israel jails

Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails on hunger strike since April 17 have ended their mass protest after Israel agreed a deal following weeks of refusing to negotiate, sources on both sides said on Saturday. Some 30 of the more than 800 …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/palestinians-end-mass-hunger-strike-israel-jails-082834227.html

May 27

Dominant Michael Conlan stops Alfredo Chanez in third round

Former world amateur champion Michael Conlan from Belfast makes it two pro wins out of two by stopping Alfredo Chanez.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/40069643

May 27

Portland attack: Man slits throats of would-be heroes who stepped in to stop Islamophobic abuse on MAX train

Portland attack: Man slits throats of would-be heroes who stepped in to stop Islamophobic abuse on MAX trainWitnesses who saw a triple stabbing on a train in Oregon say it may have been racially motivated, after a man who launched into a racist rant against two Muslim women then attacked passengers when they tried to intervene. The attacker slashed the throats of three people as the Metro Area Express (MAX) train was pulling into a station in the north east corner of Portland – leaving two dead and one injured. Before the stabbing, the assailant on the train was ranting on many topics, using “hate speech or biased language,” and then turned his focus on the women, Police Sergeant Pete Simpson said.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/portland-attack-man-slits-throats-093615893.html

May 27

Fidgeting With The Fidget Spinner

Fidgeting With The Fidget SpinnerNo one’s ever studied the impact of fidget spinners specifically on mental health or cognitive functioning. And the related research isn’t all that promising either.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/fidgeting-fidget-spinner-062819268.html

May 27

Philippines forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags

Philippines forces hit militants; civilians wave white flagsMARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Philippine military jets fired rockets at militant positions Saturday as soldiers fought to wrest control of a southern city from gunmen linked to the Islamic State group, witnesses said. Civilians waved flags from their windows to show they are not combatants.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/philippines-forces-hit-militants-civilians-042931918.html

May 27

2 toddlers found dead in hot car in North Texas

Two toddlers were found dead in a hot car in a rural North Texas neighborhood.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/2-toddlers-found-dead-hot-033946693.html

May 26

Andrew Selby: Welshman wins world title eliminator in Cardiff

Andrew Selby beats Cristofer Rosales in an eliminator for the WBC world flyweight title in just his ninth pro fight.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/wales/40067545

May 26

Eye Injury Kept Georges St-Pierre from Fighting Michael Bisping

UFC president Dana White announced in February that former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre would return to the Octagon. In March, a press conference was held to reveal that St-Pierre would face middleweight champion Michael Bisping in his firs…

Permanent link to this article: https://sports.yahoo.com/news/eye-injury-kept-georges-st-pierre-fighting-michael-221452136--mma.html?src=rss

May 26

Texas nurse suspected of killing as many as 60 babies

A Texas nurse jailed for killing a baby more than 30 years ago has been charged with the murder of another infant, and could be behind the deaths of as many as 60 babies, officials said Friday. Genene Jones, 66, “is pure evil and justice warrants that…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/texas-nurse-suspected-killing-many-60-babies-210145570.html

May 26

Minya bus shooting: Donald Trump says 'bloodletting of Christians must end' after 28 die in Egypt gun attack

Donald Trump has said “the bloodletting of Christians must end” in a statement responding to the attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt. “This merciless slaughter of Christians in Egypt tears at our hearts and grieves our souls. Wherever innocent blood…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/minya-bus-shooting-donald-trump-203447617.html

May 26

South Carolina man admits to killing 7; gets life sentence

South Carolina man admits to killing 7; gets life sentenceSPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A prosecutor wanted to send a man who killed seven people in South Carolina to death row, but the state’s lack of execution drugs and the desire of victims’ relatives to never see him again led authorities to accept a deal for life in prison without parole for the serial killer.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/man-charged-killing-7-south-carolina-heads-court-113412724.html

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