Kell Brook Promises To KO Terence Crawford Or Make Him Quit
November 13, 2020
Former welterweight champion Kell Brook has predicted a knockout win over WBO welterweight champ Terence Crawford or a TKO with the later quoting in his stool, despite knowing “Bud” hasn’t been dropped or stopped in his professional career.
Crawford, who remains undefeated and has been able to win world titles at three weight classes and presently listed as one of the top pound for pound fighter in the Planet, didn’t in any way feel offended by the prediction.
Crawford (36-0, 27 KOs) will be making his fourth appearance in the welterweight division, winning each of his last three by technical knockout. Brook on the other hand will be returning to the division for the first time in almost four years.
“Well, let’s see,” an unfazed Crawford replied when asked about Brook’s proclamation. “You know, words don’t mean nothing. You know, you’re gonna have to really live up to them words that you actually say you’re gonna do.”
Crawford, who is listed a 14-1 favourite over Brook felt it a normal thing for a Boxer of his Caliber to predict a knockout win over him in a build up to a fight with him.
“Not really,” Crawford said. “He’s supposed to feel that way coming into one of the biggest fights of his career. He’s not the only opponent that went into the fight believing that they was gonna stop me or knock me out. So, that’s nothing new for me. He’s just gonna have to live up to his words.”
Brook (39-2, 27 KOs) who hails from Sheffield, went through two straight knockout losses in the hands of Errol Spence Jr. (26-0, 21 KOs) and Gennadiy Golovkin (40-1-1, 35 KOs) in September 2016 and may 2017 respectively. Brook first lost his IBF title to Spence before moving up in weight to face GGG, which also ended another Knockout loss.
Brook has been able to bounce back from those losses with 3-0 record. Howbeit, against inferior opponents but this doesn’t alter his belief that “Bud” will have difficulty handling his size and power, when they meet in the ring.
“I’m gonna have to show something I’ve never shown,” Brook said. “And the preparation, like Muhammad Ali says, before the bright lights, the hard work is put in before the bright lights. So, I’m fully prepared. Terence Crawford has never been in with a welterweight [with] the size and the confidence and everything that I own. You know, he’s not been in with Golovkin and Errol Spence. He’s pound-for-pound champion. He’s never been in with anybody. And I’m prepared better than I did against these guys, and I’m fully healthy and ready. So, you know, he knows he’s in a massive fight. He knows he’s gonna have his hands full.”