He has been used to smashing people and he's still quite green. This is a big test for him. Its a massive show, he may not be prepared to get into the big fight bubble Hearn likes to create. He's only had 21 pro fights, that could play in in Brooks favour. Maybe i'm clutching at straws.
I don't like this fight for Brook, not coming off a loss, it's a dangerous fight for him. Spence is the worst kind of opponant to face after your first loss. Credit to Brook for taking it, but Brook will be fighting two times over. 1. the weight cut 2. Spence. Thats a tough ask.
On a side note, I know Hearn gets alot of hate on here but he's rejuvinated British boxing of late imo. He's delivering some quality fights and create a buzz. He's cetainly rejuvinated my interest in Boxing anyway. I think i'm in the minority when I say.... I actually like the guy. *runs and hides*
Those "quality" fights you talk of will cost you an extra sixty quid to watch while being sat at home to watch. He's flooding the market with PPV fights to the point that soon you'll not watch a world title fight without having to pay extra.
So far we have had an unproven heavyweight vs an inactive one on PPV, Joshua vs any guy they can find on PPV and now Brook vs a guy most people wouldn't have heard of taking his first major test.
If Crolla wins on Saturday, the 3rd fight is highly likely to be PPV also. I even think if Bellew fights any heavyweight or decent cruiser that too will be PPV.
Hearn isn't doing anything different to any promoter that has Sky behind them. Using their cash etc to hype up any and every good, decent or shit fight he promotes and Adam Smith laps it up regardless.
We are barely a 3rd of the way through 2017 and Brook vs Spence is I think the 3rd PPV already. If that rate persists for the full year then it's 9 PPV fights costing the fans what an extra £160 give or take? We are drifting in to the American model.
On top of that you pay through the nose big time now days for a ticket. And you're lucky to see a face value one as loads are shipped off to stubhub and have an extra £70 minimum added to them before you can lay eyes on them. Christ many matchroom fighters are now sponsored by these rats.
I'd sooner piss razor blades than attend a Joshua fight to be quite honest with the prices set and overall bullshit that goes with it.