Undefeated WBO Welterweight Champion Terence Crawford (36-0) may soon have his next title bout lined up.
Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn has revealed that talks of a potential clash between Crawford and Kell Brook (39-2) have commenced. Both men aren’t strangers to championship fights and are likely due for solid payouts if such a fight were to materialize.
Here’s what Hearn told IFL TV (via Boxing Scene):
“I had a couple of conversations with Bob [Arum] and [Top Rank VP of operations] Carl Moretti yesterday. And I feel that’s a big fight for UK TV, so we’re trying to help out and get that over the line,” Hearn said. “I would love to see Kell get that fight. I think [Top Rank] had a conversation with Keith Thurman, and obviously they wanted too much money. It’s difficult at the moment … Crawford wants a lot of money, and Kell wants a lot of money. He deserves it. We’re trying to make that fight happen to assist Top Rank in getting the numbers together.”
Crawford was last seen in action back on December 14, 2019. He put his WBO Welterweight Title on the line against Egidijus Kavaliauskas inside Madison Square Garden in New York City. Crawford successfully retained his gold, scoring a ninth-round TKO victory.
As for Brook, he last competed on February 8, 2020. He stopped Mark DeLuca via seventh-round TKO, securing the WBO Inter-Continental Light-Middleweight Title in the process. It was Brook’s first stoppage win since March 3, 2018. The lone defeats in Brook’s pro boxing career have been at the hands of Gennadiy Golovkin and Errol Spence Jr.