Kell Brook looking to repeat history
Former IBF welterweight champion Kell “Special K” Brook (39-2, 27ko), could finally be fighting for a welterweight crown again. This time, it will be against arguably the top pound for pound WBO champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (36-0, 37ko).
The former British champion has been calling for a fight with the WBO champion since 2019. Furthermore, it will also be the first time “Special K” has fought at welterweight since losing his title to unified champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr (26-0, 22ko) back in 2017. Now, coming off a three-fight win streak at junior middleweight, the former champion is looking to go back to his roots with hopes of becoming a two-time champion.
This news should surprise no one, as team Crawford reportedly offered to fight Brook recently. Although some fans and pundits are giving this possibility the side-eye look, the former champion insists he is a massive challenger.
MAKING IT OFFICIAL
In a recent interview with Sky Sports, the British boxer went into details about how the conversation is going.
“Talks are progressing and we feel like we are edging closer, my team has been in regular dialogue with Bob Arum.”
Brook understands the fight more than likely will happen in the US and is very confident about his chances of winning on the road; especially considering he won his first world championship on American soil back in 2014 defeating “Showtime” Shawn Porter (31-3-1, 17ko).
“I’ve dethroned a welterweight American world champion in his own backyard before, I look forward to doing it again.”
Now, one can understand the criticism Team Crawford is receiving for possibly fighting “Special K”. Brook is three years removed from the division and has not fought a reputable name since fighting the unified champion. Nevertheless, he is still a solid competitor with a good skill set, ring IQ, and a solid world championship pedigree. Moreover, this could be a good test for Crawford.
By: Garrisson Bland