Floyd Mayweather Jr: 'Kell Brook has it rough against Errol Spence Jr'

Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates after defeating Marcos Maidana by majority decision in their WBC/WBA welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3, 2014
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Former pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr questions whether Kell Brook has fully recovered from his fight with Gennady Golovkin in September.

Floyd Mayweather Jr has predicted that Kell Brook will have it "rough" when he attempts to defend his IBF welterweight title against Errol Spence Jr.

After moving up two weight divisions to fight Gennady Golovkin, Brook is dropping back down to take on his mandatory challenger at 147lbs at Bramall Lane on May 27.

However, Mayweather has questioned Brook's decision to take a high-profile fight after being involved in five hard-hitting rounds against one of the biggest punchers in the world.

The American told Shady Slim: "I think him and Kell Brook is a good match-up but I don't think it's going the distance.

"I think Brook took a lot and it was a tough fight between him and Triple G, so I think, coming on the back of that, it's going to be a tough fight.

"It's not really fast but hopping into another tough fight like that, right after the Triple G fight? It's going to be rough."

Brook has just the one defeat on his record in 37 bouts as a professional, while Spence is unbeaten in 21 outings in the paid ranks.

Kell Brook celebrates after beating Jo Jo Dan during their IBF World Welterweight Title Fight at the Motorpoint Arena on March 28, 2015
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