Whilst the negotiations have been going on for a while between the camps of Kell Brook and Terance Crawford, all seems closer now with mid November likely:
“Talks are progressing and we feel like we are edging closer” Brook told Sky Sports. “My team have been in regular dialogue with Bob Arum. He assures us that both him and Crawford are bang up for it, so hopefully we can get it over the line and give the fight fans something to get excited about and to close 2020 in style.
“Crawford is the champ so rightfully they want the fight stateside, Vegas has been discussed. It suits me though. I have always wanted to fight in Las Vegas – the bright lights of ‘Sin City’. I’ve dethroned a welterweight American world champion in his own back yard before – I look forward to doing it again. Date wise Bob Arum is looking at mid-November so tell Sky Sports to get the sparklers ready, because I’ll be bringing the fans fireworks!
“He’s an elite level fighter but he’s never been in with anyone as strong, powerful quick and with the timing I possess. I think he knows that too. Nobody at 147 can take that right hand from me when it lands flush! Tyson Fury’s wins overseas were huge for British boxing in the recent era,” Brook added.
“Terence is a world-class operator, in his prime and in many people’s eyes the pound for pound No 1 in the world. When I dethrone him, yes, I believe you’d have to say it is right up there amongst the biggest victories for British boxing.”