Kell Brook believes unbeaten American boxer Errol Spence Jr. has beaten off more than he can chew when they enter the ring.
Brook will be fighting at welterweight to defend his IBF title against Spence Jr at the Bramall Lane come May 27.
The British boxer moved up two divisions to face Gennady Golovkin and lost that fight, the only loss he has ever had.
Even Spence Jr acknowledged the merit of Brook’s display that night, but that was about the only compliment offered by the American, who accused his rival of “living off two good rounds with GGG”.
Brook responded on Sky Sports News HQ after the press conference, saying: “He sounds very confident.
“He’s American and they’ve given him a lot of hype. He has been looking very good in fights, but he’s bitten off more than he can chew when he steps in with me.
“He’s got some skills, a good amateur pedigree and he looks the part, but he’s come to the final hurdle and that’s me.
“I’m champion of the world, and it’s a dream come true fighting at Bramall Lane. I’m going to get so much energy from the fans, and I’m on point with the weight.”