Kell Brook Still Calling for Crawford Fight
If persistence is the key to achieving goals, then former welterweight world champion Kell “Special K” Brook (39-2, 27 KO’s) is attempting to put the old wisdom to the test. For almost a solid year, the UK fighter has continuously called for a dust-up with WBO world welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (36-0, 27 KO’s). And there seems to be no end in sight!
Once again, Special K has taken to his Instagram account to entice Bud to meet him in the squared-circle. The brief clip was obviously shot during a training session. While it’s true, as Brook points out in the video, that Crawford has no opponent, it is unclear if Bud will look Special K’s way.
Crawford does appear to still be in need of a palatable opponent to stage a bout with. Provided that nothing has been secured behind the scenes, then Brook would make for a good selection. His name still has credible global recognition, he’s never failed to be in an entertaining fight and his two losses came to elite boxers in the prime of their power.
On other hand, Brook has been branded as a damaged goods fighter. It was a long six years ago when Special K crossed the ocean and pried the IBF world welterweight title away from Shawn “Showtime” Porter (30-3-1, 17 KO’s). Since that battle in the belly of the StubHub Center, the only two meaningful names on his resume are IBO and IBF world middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (40-1-1, 35 KO’s) and WBC and IBF world welterweight champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr (26-0, 21 KO’s).
Sadly, in both occasions, Brook began in very competitive fashion only to be beaten, battered and literally broken. GGG won after cracking one of his eye sockets, and Spence prevailed after fracturing the other. With these two back-alley beatings as his last noteworthy opponents, not many boxing fans are breaking their necks to see Brook in with Bud.
KEEP HOPE ALIVE!
On the bright side, Brook is currently enjoying a three-fight win streak. He was even able to squeeze in a fight earlier this year before the pandemic lockdown. Putting his dreary results with the Truth and GGG to the side, Special K is still a very solid opponent. Win, lose or draw, he will make for an exciting fight.
Yet, only time will tell whether persistence will get him the dance date with Crawford that he’s been looking for.
By: Bakari Simpson