It;s been a long time in the making and it’s now official, WBO welterweight world champion Terence Crawford will defend his title against former welterweight world champion Kell Brook on November 14th.
Crawford (36-0, 27 KO’s): “You gonna make weight?” – “You’re running out of opponents,” replied Brook (39-2, 27 KO’s) responded. “I’m here.”
Brook said: “I would just like to say a big thank you to Bob Arum and his team at Top Rank and to Baz Kandiara and my management team for getting the ﬁght made. Thank you also to Terence Crawford and his team. It’s a fantastic ﬁght, a proper ﬁght for the fans to get excited about. I’m sure it’s one that will have viewers on the edge of their seats, whichever side of the pond they’re from.
“I’ve been told there are people writing off my chances, questioning my age, and my ability to make the weight. Well, let them talk. Some people focus on reading headlines, I focus on making headlines. Those people writing me off as a big underdog? No problem. I guess this big dog will be making a few people richer during a difficult time.
“Terence isn’t too much younger than me. They know that I’ve never ducked a challenge, and they should know that I’ve never failed to make 147 on the scales. With age comes experience. My knowledge and experience make me a diﬀerent ﬁghter, a more mature ﬁghter. Couple that with a happy fighter, and you’ve got yourself a dangerous fighter.”
Bob Arum: “Kell Brook is one of the elite fighters in the world. He has faced so many of the top boxers. He is a real test for pound-for-pound great Terence Crawford. This is another premium fight that will be available to boxing fans for no extra charge live on ESPN.”
Promoted by bob Arum/Top Rank and sponsored by GEICO, ESPN and ESPN Deportes will televise Crawford-Brook. Beginning at 10 p.m with Franco-Moloney 2 as support that has also been announced today. ET/7 p.m. PT, while a full slate of undercard bouts will stream live on ESPN+ at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.
Venue information for Crawford-Brook will be announced soon, at either the MGM Grand’s Conference Center in Las Vegas or a venue in Crawford’s hometown of Omaha.
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