Report: How Much Was Kell Brook Offered To Fight Terence Crawford?
The reported money offer made to Kell Brook for a showdown with Terence Crawford has been unveiled.
Earlier this week, Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn revealed that negotiations are underway for a title fight between WBO Welterweight Champion Crawford and Brook. Hearn claimed that a call was made to Keith Thurman but too much money was being asked in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hearn also expressed his belief that Brook deserves a solid payday and a chance to dethrone Crawford.
Mike Coppinger of The Athletic took to his Twitter account and revealed Brook’s reported offer.
Kell Brook has been offered around $1.5 million for a November bout on an ESPN platform vs. 147-pound champ Terence Crawford, sources tell @TheAthletic. Josesito Lopez previously approached about fighting Crawford but he’s likely fighting Maurice Hooker on Spence-Garcia undercard
— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) August 27, 2020
If Crawford vs. Brook materializes, it could be a part of Bob Arum’s push to bring title fights to the major ESPN network before 2020 wraps up. Many fans and critics have expressed gripes over mismatches and a lack of stars fighting on boxing events inside “The Bubble.” Arum is hoping to deliver the goods this fall and winter.
To this point, Crawford has amassed a perfect pro boxing record of 36-0. He has beaten the likes of Yuriorkis Gamboa, Amir Khan, Jeff Horn, and Jose Benavidez Jr. Crawford is going for his fourth successful WBO Welterweight Title defense.
Brook’s record stands at 36-2. The only losses in his career were at the hands of Errol Spence and Gennadiy Golovkin. He is currently on a three-fight winning streak. In that span, Brook has beaten Mark DeLuca, Michael Zerafa, and Sergey Rabchenko.