Crawford vs Brook Live
Pound-for-pound king Terence Crawford is back in action this weekend, defending his WBO welterweight world title against England’s Kell Brook at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Crawford is undefeated in his 36 professional fights to date and is widely regarded as one of the best in the whole sport.
This weekend, he’ll put his world title on the line against Britain’s Brook at the MGM Grand.
Brook has rebuilt his career following defeats to Gennady Golovkin and Errol Spence Jr and this fight will be another huge test in his career.
There are rumours that Special K could hang up his gloves after this bout but he remains confident he can pull off a stunning win…
Tonight beginning at 7 pm ET on ESPN+ for prelims and continuing at 10 pm ET on ESPN for the main card, Terence Crawford returns in the Top Rank Boxing main event to defend the WBO welterweight title against Kell Brook.
Boxing Event info
Head to Head : Crawford vs Brook
U.S. Broadcast: ESPN
Promotion: Top Rank
Ownership: Top Rank, Inc.
Venue: The Bubble, MGM Grand Convention Center
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Matchmaker: Brad Goodman
Boxing Bouts: 7
Crawford vs Brook
|Terence Crawford||Name||Kell Brook|
|Bud||Nickname||The Special One, Special K|
|Lightweight, Light welterweight, Welterweight||Weight||Welterweight, Light-middleweight, Middleweight|
|173 cm||Height||175 cm|
|188 cm||Reach||177 cm|
|27||Wins by KO||27|
Wil Esco will be on the round-by-round call for the main fights starting at 10 pm ET, and we’ll be here with fight-by-fight results and discussion for the full card.
The unbeaten Crawford has been in need of a big fight, and while this isn’t exactly what anyone has been dying to see — they want him against the top PBC names — Brook can’t be overlooked, either. The veteran former titlist is returning to welterweight and brings some danger, some good skill and some real power, but he will for sure be the underdog here. But he’s not a guy Crawford can afford to just look past as if it’s a gimme, either.
The fight will take place over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit will be 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
This contest is for the WBO welterweight championship of the world.
Crawford will be making his 4th defence of the WBO World Welterweight Championship. He won this belt against Jeff Horn in June 2018. He had held this belt for 2 years 5 months and 5 days.
This fight will appear on the undercard of Joshua Franco’s and Andrew Moloney’s clash for the WBA World Super Flyweight champion.
Main Card (ESPN, 10:00 pm ET)
Terence Crawford (36-0, 27 KO) vs Kell Brook (39-2, 27 KO), welterweights, 12 rounds, for Crawford’s WBO title
Joshua Franco (17-1-2, 8 KO) vs Andrew Moloney (21-1, 14 KO), junior bantamweights, 12 rounds
Prelims (ESPN+, 7:00 pm ET)
Joshua Greer Jr (22-2-1, 12 KO) vs Edwin Rodriguez (11-5-1, 5 KO), bantamweights, 8 rounds
Tyler Howard (18-0, 11 KO) vs KeAndrae Leatherwood (22-7-1, 13 KO), middleweights, 8 rounds
Raymond Muratalla (10-0, 8 KO) vs Luis Porozo (15-4, 8 KO), lightweights, 6 rounds
Duke Ragan (2-0, 1 KO) vs Sebastian Gutierrez (1-0, 1 KO), featherweights, 4 rounds
Vegas Larfield (1-0, 1 KO) vs Juan Alberto Flores (2-0-1, 0 KO), banatmweights, 4 rounds
“It makes me smile,” Brook said. “It makes me smile because I’m beating all of these 24-year-old boys on the track with the heart I have got pushing them. You are going to see how much I have left and, trust me, I have got plenty left. I am ready to rock and roll.”
“I hope so. If he does, he will have a rude awakening, trust me, because I’m going to bring it heavily,” Brook said. “I am focused and have done everything asked of me in training. I’m super fit and super strong. I’m on the way and ready to dethrone the pound-for-pound king in boxing.
“This is what fighters dream about being in fights like this. It’s my opportunity now to go out there. The pressure is on Terence. He has not fought anyone like me.”
“He’s not the only opponent that went into the fight thinking they were going to stop me or knock me out, so that’s nothing new for me,” Crawford said during Wednesday’s media conference call. “He’s just going to have to live up to his words.
“I’ve always felt that I’m number one pound-for-pound in the world. This is what I do. I’m not the one to quit on a fight, but I can’t say the same about him. I wish him the best.”
“[Crawford] has to show me that he’s great. I bet he’s great but he has to show me,” Brook said. “I have seen him and he does everything well. I can’t say to you anything bad but I’m that guy to dethrone him. It is written in the stars. When Terence comes by and switch hits in fights it won’t bamboozle me because I’m used to seeing that in Brendan Ingle’s camp, which was the proper school where ‘Prince’ Naseem [Hamed] came from.
“I can surprise him with the power. I have great balance and a great jab. This is a real fight and I believe he knows it.”