Kell Brook Wants In Against Crawford and Spence
Well it appears that former welterweight champion Kell “Special One” Brook (39-2, 27 KO’s) is looking for another shot at glory. Feeling that he’s attained the second wind of his professional career, Brook is aiming to trade leather with all the belt-holding fighters at 147. First and foremost though, he is setting his sights on WBO world welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (36-0, 27 KO’s).
BROOK WANTS BUD SMOKE
Since his tenure within the welterweight division began, Crawford has certainly received his fair share of flak for his chosen opponents. Most in the boxing world want him to tangle with the bigger marquee names. However, thus far, industry politics have prevented these tantalizing match-ups. Kell Brook believes that he could help all parties involved by offering his fistic services.
The Special One would get another crack at a title and Crawford would have a solid, well-known foe to dance with. They could even make it into a big raucous event overseas if they so choose.
“He’s [Terence Crawford] running out of dance partners and there is one right here! Listen, I’m in a better mental, physical state than when I fought Spence. It’s an argument who is number one, Crawford or Spence…you’d probably have to put Crawford because he’s been more active and he’s been looking wicked doing what he’s been doing.”
“…I put myself on this side of the pond, I want them dancing partners: Pacquiao, Thurman, light middleweight Charlo and these kind of names you mention among my name. I’ve been in with Spence, I’ve been in with the Golovkin’s, I’ve showed that I belong on that top table. So, you know, they can all get this.”
FOR THE PLEASURE OF THE PEOPLE
Whether Brook ever gets the chance to test his wits with Bud, the UK native also still wants his opportunity for revenge again Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (26-0, 21 KO’s). The Truth was able to saddle Brook with his second professional defeat and left him with lasting damage his left orbital bone.
While the Special One acknowledges that Spence is an outstanding fighter, he also maintains that he was not at full capacity when facing Junior. Had he had all his tools available to him, Brook is certain that he would have bested Spence. Not only does he want to secure his own get-back, Brook is adamant about supplying the boxing public what it is they want to see.
“I know what happened in that training camp and I was beating the man. I was beating the man and I wasn’t even 50%. Imagine me at 100%, it’d be a completely different story.”
“…I don’t got no messages, I don’t want to trash talk him, as he is one hell of a fighter, but listen I want to give the fans the fight that they want. And they want the Spence fight, they want the Crawford fight. So before I hang them gloves up, I want them fights for the fans.”
By: Bakari Simpson