Kell Brook Expressed Shock After Terence Crawford Loss
November 16, 2020
Kell Brook expressed shock after his devastating fourth round Knockout loss to WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Conference Center.
The three divisions champion Crawford, successfully defended his belt for the third straight time, since defeating Jeff Horn to win the belt. However, no one saw the win coming as. Brook was leading on all three scorecards before a right jab from Crawford sent Brook stumbling to the ropes.
The end was near and Crawford could sense it. With that, the knockout artist from Nebraska jumped on the Sheffield fighter with a combination that prompted the referee to stop the fight at exactly 1:12 of the fourth round.
After the fight, Brook couldn’t believe his experience as he couldn’t help but welcome the third knockout defeat of his professional career which spans 16 years from his professional debut.
“Never in my career, nobody has ever done that to me in sparring or anything,” Brook said.
“It was one of them… I got caught with a shot I didn’t see. I’m gutted because nobody could’ve gotten me in better condition. I was bang on the limit. Maybe I could’ve been a bit more relaxed and loose and let the shots go.”
Crawford has now won his last nine fights with Knockout’s, a record that has lasted since July of 2016. For Brook, his last two losses were knockouts to Errol Spence and Gennadiy Golovkin, which left him with a fractured orbital bones that required surgery to fix. This time things were different as his loss didn’t leave him with a serious damage.
Top Rank Boss Bob Arum had only praises for Crawford and minced no words in his claim, the Nebraska native is No.1 among welterweights in the world.
“Terence Crawford showed, once again, why he is the best welterweight in the world. It was a dominating performance over a very good fighter in Kell Brook. Terence ranks up there with all the great welterweights I’ve promoted,” Arum said.