Brook vs Spence Jr: Carl Frampton expect Kell Brook victory if weight loss has been done properly
By Andy Charles
Last Updated: 23/05/17 2:12pm
Carl Frampton feels Kell Brook's clash with Errol Spence Jr on Saturday will be decided by how easy he has found the return to welterweight.
Brook (36-1-KO25) returns to 147lbs for the Sky Sports Box Office clash at Bramall Lane after losing his unbeaten record when he stepped up to middleweight to challenge Gennady Golovkin last September.
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He now gets the chance to defend his IBF welterweight title in front of his adoring Sheffield fans, but Spence Jr (21-0-KO18) arrives in England as one of America's most exciting fighters and determined to win his first belt.
Brook said earlier this week that he was delighted with his preparations, and had controlled his weight loss "properly", with Frampton expecting him to win if that proves to be the case.
Frampton told Sky Sports News HQ: "It's a tough fight against Errol Spence. The Americans are raving about him, a real up and coming fighter and a good fighter.
"I think it depends on how Kell has done the weight.
"Obviously his last fight against Golovkin was at middleweight and I know in the past he has struggled to make welterweight. and fights like Carson Jones had me doubting how he does the weight.
"Everything coming out of his camp seems very positive, they are saying he has done the weight good. If he has, and it is the case he has done the weight good, then I believe Kell will win."