Fight To Night || Terence Crawford vs Kell Brook
“He said he ready. I’m ready too. At the same time…I don’t feel like he been in a fight with anybody of my skill level. So come Saturday he gonna find out.”
On if he was waiting for Brook to break eye contact during the stare down:
“I’m not gonna break. I’m not gonna break, so, you know, we gonna be there for an hour. That’s how I always carried it — you gonna break before I break, and that’s how it’s gonna be come Saturday.”
Date: Saturday, Nov. 14 | Location: MGM Grand — Las Vegas, Nevada
Start time: 10 p.m. ET
TV channel: ESPN | Live stream: fuboTV (try for free)
Fight card, odds
Terence Crawford (c) -1600 vs. Kell Brook +900, WBO welterweight title
Joshua Franco (c) -200 vs. Andrew Moloney +170, WBA super flyweight title
WBO welterweight titleholder Terence “Bud” Crawford is set to defend his title once again this Saturday (Nov. 14, ESPN, 10 pm ET), facing ex-titlist Kell Brook, who hasn’t fought in the 147-pound division in over three years, but will give it another whirl in Las Vegas.
Crawford (36-0, 27 KO) is arguably the best welterweight in the world today, arguably the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world today, and will be a strong favorite to win. Can Brook (39-2, 27 KO) pull the big upset, throw himself back into the top tier of the 147-pound ranks, shock the world, as it were
Despite the unexpected success Kavaliauskas had in getting him to engage, the majority of Crawford’s welterweight run has been dominant and predictable. On the surface, Brook certainly has all of the tools to be the first elite fighter to truly test “Bud” over the long haul given his versatility as a perfectly well-rounded boxer with finishing power and tremendous timing.
All of this, of course, is dependent upon whether Brook has enough motivation and gas left in the tank to channel the fighter who beat Shawn Porter to win his first world title in 2014 and fought Spence on largely even terms three years later before the eye injury.