By David Martinez / dmboxing.com
Errol Spence Jr. (22-0 / 19 by KO) traveled to Sheffield, England on Saturday night and dethroned champion Kell Brook (36-2 / 25 by KO) to win the IBF welterweight title.
It was a action packed fight, with both fighters giving it their best.
My scorecard had Brook winning four of the first six rounds, before Spence gained momentum.
Spence had a big round nine and in round ten dropped Brook, as that proved to be the beginning of the end for Brook.
With his left eye swelling giving Brook a problem, in the eleventh round Brook took a knee and stayed down for the count. The time was 1:47 and it ended the fight.
After ten rounds, the official judges at ringside had Spence ahead by scores of 97-92, 96-93, 95-94 … my scorecard was Spence 95-94, five rounds apiece with a 10-8 round being the difference for the knockdown by Spence.
The future seems to be bright for the 27 year old Spence, as he has made it perfectly clear that he wants to now focus to unify the title belts at 147 pounds against WBA/WBC champion Keith Thurman and WBO champion Manny Pacquiao.