Brook Confident In Potential Crawford Bout
Following an extended break from boxing, Kell Brook is excited for the next chapter in his life. The WBO Inter-Continental Light-Middleweight Champion has options, and one of them just happens to be one of the best welterweights in the world today.
“I saw Bob (Arum) out in America, I seen him walking through the lobby in the MGM Grand,” Brook stated. “I basically went over and said: ‘You’re running out of opponents for Crawford and I’m the guy to beat him. I’m here.’
“I saw Terence Crawford, he said he was ready for it, so everybody is on the same page. Everyone wants to make the fight. We just need to make the numbers count for me, for it to make business sense, and then we can get training and get ready for the fight.”
Brook came back in February following a December 2018 bout against Michael Zerafa. The former IBF Welterweight Champion beat Mark DeLuca in a one-sided affair in front of family and friends. Brook is used to facing some of the top boxers out there; Shawn Porter, Gennadiy Golovkin and Errol Spence. While he is 1-2 in those fights, Brook has grown and healed a lot since then.
Due to the nature surrounding their contracts, Brook with DAZN and Matchroom and Crawford with ESPN, talks would be very interesting. There was an idea that a fight could be in America, or Crawford could venture out to England, the first time he fought there since 2014.
When it comes to his confidence, even with time away, Brook believes he has what it takes. He looked past Amir Khan, who fought Crawford in a lopsided affair back in April 2019.
“I’ll definitely fight like I’m going to win the fight, which I am,” Brook went on to say. “I’ll give it my all, I won’t be looking for no way out.”
Khan and his corner stopped the fight following an accidental low blow. Crawford landed 88 out of 211 punches according to CompuBox, while Khan only landed 44 out of 182.