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Summary

  1. Spence Jr stops Brook in 11th round
  2. George Groves beats Fedor Chudinov to win the vacant WBA world super-middleweight title
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By Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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Thanks and goodbye

So what a mixed night for two of Britain's biggest boxing names.

There was joy for George Groves as he clinched a world title with a sixth-round stoppage of Russia's Fedor Chudinov to take the Super WBA Super-Middleweight Championship.

But there was despair for Kell Brook, whose IBF world welterweight championship slipped out of his grasp as he was knocked out in the 11th round after suffering a suspected broken eye socket.

We will end the live page there. Thanks for joining us and bye for now.

Fight over
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George Groves
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'Hard work pays off'

And here is the new IBF welterweight world champion Errol Spence.

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Listen again

BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Fight fans may well want to listen to that again and you have a few chances to do so.

Listen to BBC Radio 5 live sports extra from 06:00 BST and the fight will be replayed in full on the hour every hour until 10:00 BST.

'Two class acts'

Former super-featherweight world title challenger Stephen Smith writes on Twitter:

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The champion and his belt

And this is the new champion walking back to his dressing room with a little bit of baggage.

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Chris Whyte - What fight did the judges watch? Spence was NEVER three rounds ahead, never mind five.

The end of Brook's career?

Mike Costello

BBC boxing correspondent at Bramall Lane

It never ceases to amaze me how much these men are willing to give. Even when Kell Brook went down tonight it was only because he physically couldn't see out of his eye.

I've got to say I think that will be the end of his career. What is the point of him coming back at a lower level? If he comes back at this level he'll just do further damage.

'Brook should move to light-middleweight'

Now some quotes from Kell Brook's promoter Eddie Hearn, who said: "He took this fight because he didn't want to vacate (his title).

"He broke his eye socket in the seventh round and kept going.

"Kell is stubborn, I believe he should move to light-middleweight. Amir Khan is a fight we have wanted for five years, but at the moment it is all about making sure Kell is OK."

Kell Brook
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'I couldn't see, I had to stop'

Some quotes from Kell Brook. He said: "It was a very tough fight and he is one of the best I've been with, if not the best. I got caught in the seventh in the eye and it felt the same as against Golovkin (when Brook fractured his eye socket).

"I couldn't see out of the eye, so I had to stop. I thought it was very competitive, he won a few rounds, I won a few rounds, I felt I was in the fight. I'm gutted, devastated that in front of my own fans I've lost my belt.

"When I walked out of the tunnel and saw everybody, it was amazing. I'm so proud of myself for having brought this to Sheffield. I got hurt when I got put down, I'm a warrior and when you can't see, there's nothing you can do.

"I will fight anyone, what the fans want, where the money is. I'm sorry for everyone that come out. We made a great night for Sheffield and brought a lot of money into Sheffield. I hope everyone has had a good night."

Kell Brook
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Spence targets title unification

First up is the new IBF welterweight world champion Errol Spence, who tells Sky Sports: "I give Kell all the credit, and the hardcore fans here. A true champion goes anywhere to fight. He has gone to America and fought so I came here.

"I didn't feel that sharp tonight but true champions still win.

"He was tired, fatigued but kept firing shots. The goal is to unify the champion and become undisputed welterweight champion of the world."

Time for some reaction from the fighters.

Adam Booth

Former trainer of David Haye on BBC Radio 5 live

That was an elite level fight. Going into the tenth round I had it even.

Steve Bunce

Boxing pundit on BBC Radio 5 live at Bramall Lane

I just hope in the minutes, hours, days and months going forward that people don't rewrite this fight as some kind as performance from Spence that was brilliant from start to finish. It was a slug fest. It wasn't domination.

Spence was winning on points

Some interesting news from the scorecards. All three had Errol Spence ahead, by five, three and one-round margins.

Brook v Spence
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Adam Booth

Former trainer of David Haye on BBC Radio 5 live

Every single question that got asked of Errol Spence before the fight has been answered tonight. And more. I think he's something special.

Steve Bunce

Boxing pundit on BBC Radio 5 live at Bramall Lane

There was a point there just below the stoppage, where Errol Spence just stood there in admiration. Brook was just stepping back trying to get some vision back in his eye. He just couldn't continue.

BreakingKell Brook loses his world title

Kell Brook does not get up. His eye, which has got worse and worse over the last few rounds, is the deciding factor.

Brook is counted out, Errol Spence wins the IBF Welterweight Championship.

Errol Spence
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Brook down

Brook down again. It wasn't a punch this time. Brook took a knee down to the canvas in the 11th with his left eye causing him severe problems.

Kell Brook
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Round 11: Brook v Spence

A very quick recap. Kell Brook was knocked down in the 10th and, despite his left eye nearly closing, he hauls himself up.

Another Spence attack leaves Brook tottering on the precipice. Again Brook keeps fighting, with Howard Foster poised to dive in and stop it. We continue. Now we are in round 11.

Round 10: Brook v Spence

Adam Booth

Former trainer of David Haye on BBC Radio 5 live

We're watching something special unfold in front of our eyes here.

Round 10: Brook v Spence

Mike Costello

BBC boxing correspondent at Bramall Lane

How on earth is he finding the willpower and strength to even stand up. Let alone even throw punches.

Round 10: Brook v Spence

Kell Brook was probably one punch from losing his world title in the tenth. The bell goes. How is this fight still going? No-one knows, but it is still going.

Round 10: Brook v Spence

Mike Costello

BBC boxing correspondent at Bramall Lane

There's still some fight left in Brook. Where is he dredging this up from?

Round 10: Brook v Spence

Brook musters every ounce of strength to stay in the fight.

Round 10: Brook v Spence

But Spence attacks again.

Round 10: Brook v Spence

Somehow Brook survives.

Round 10: Brook v Spence

Brook gets up, Howard Foster lets him continue.

But wait, this is going to be over soon. Brook in desperate trouble.

Brook down in the tenth

Brook
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'That was Spence's round'

Round 9: Brook v Spence

Adam Booth

Former trainer of David Haye on BBC Radio 5 live

That was definitely the clearest round of the fight. Kell's eye is swelling up. The Briton shut down during that round.

Round 9: Brook v Spence

Some interesting mind games at the end of the ninth. Spence is shown grinning at his corner, while Brook raises his arm in defiance. He gets a cheer.

Brook v Spence
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Andrew Priestley - Brook looks like he might have hit the wall here. He's blowing a bit.

Round 9: Brook v Spence

It was pure survival mode for Kell Brook. Errol Spence dominated the three minutes of the ninth and Brook, somehow stays in the contest, despite getting tagged a lot in that round.

Brook v Spence
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Round 9: Brook v Spence

Spence attacks, Brook in trouble.

Round 9: Brook v Spence

Round nine and Kell Brook has to get the tape around his gloves sorted out. It gives him a bit of a breather, but does highlight how much the left eye is swelling up.

The eye injury is getting worse for the Englishman.

Round 9: Brook v Spence

Lennox Lewis, the three-time world heavyweight champion, thinks Spence is edging back into it...

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'It's hard to separate them'

Round 8: Brook v Spence

Adam Booth

Former trainer of David Haye on BBC Radio 5 live

They are both having equal amounts of success at the moment.

Round 8: Brook v Spence

Liam Smith has Brook ahead by one, and we could well be heading to the judges scorecards the way this is going.

Lefts to the head have been a successful outlet from Spence and they continue to be in the eighth.

To make things worse for Brook, there is some swelling around his left eye. He damaged his right eye in the loss to Gennady Golovkin, so at least it is not the same problem.

"You're in front" trainer Dominic Ingle tells Brook. He may well be, but not by much, if at all.

Brook v Spence
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Round 8: Brook v Spence

Liam Smith, the former WBO light-middleweight champion, has Brook ahead...

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'This is new territory for Spence'

Round 7: Brook v Spence

Adam Booth

Former trainer of David Haye on BBC Radio 5 live

Another incredibly tight round. All of them bar one has been that way. Spence has not been here before from now on, Kell has.

Round 7: Brook v Spence

A left hook from Spence gives Brook something to think about. It is a bit ragged, a bit rough in the seventh as the energy tanks from both fighters are deteriorating.

Brook has had to drop down two weight divisions from his unsuccessful attempt against Gennady Golovkin, however, Brook took part in an intensive 12-week training camp in Fuerteventura to ensure his fitness was at the highest level possible.

Brook v Spence
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