Kell Brook has been in the sport for 14 years, a former world champion with so much experience to match Terence Crawford but due lack of top competition and his long layoffs many question, if he can get his career back on track with a win over the crafty pound for pound entrant.
Sheffield’s Brook was undefeated till losing to Errol Spence and Gennady Golovkin in his adventures at middleweight. He now stands in the place of first with a huge task of handing “Bud” his first career loss. Guess what, he believes he can.
“You’re going to see what I’ve got left, and trust me, I’ve got plenty left,” Brook told Brian Campbell on the CBS Sports show “Morning Kombat.” “I’m ready to rock and roll.
“I hope so because if [Crawford] takes me lightly, he’s in for a rude awakening on the 14th, trust me, because I’m coming to bring it. I’m bringing it heavily. I’ve done everything asked of me in training. I’m ready, super-fit, and super strong, and I’m ready to dethrone the pound-for-pound king in boxing. I’m ready.”
For the fight, Brook brings in Carlos Pimento as trainer after Dominic Ingle refused to travel, due to issues related to the pandemic, which adds to the string of changes in his career in a very short time. Brook also parted with his Promoter Eddie Hearn after a very serious spat that even made the headlines.
Crawford will own a five inch reach advantage over Brook but will drop an inch height advantage to the Brit. However, he is expected to have a speed advantage over the former IBF welterweight champion. Brook on the other hand, isn’t looking at these attributes but at the bigger picture defeating a “pound for pound king” and becoming a two time champion.
“I can’t put it into words what it’ll be like — to beat the pound-for-pound fighter, the best fighter in the world, to become a two-time world champion,” said Brook.