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Terence Crawford vs. Kell Brook Fight Results

The undefeated WBO welterweight champion does a fine job of telling you how great he is every time he steps into the ring, with all the talk of who Terence Crawford is not fighting while sitting on the wrong side of the boxing network and promotional divide. Crawford (37-0, 28 KOs), by making the measured change to transfer southpaw, overcame a sluggish start. From there in a fourth-round TKO inside the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, he went on to dismantle former 147-pound titleholder Kell Brook on Saturday.

Terence Crawford vs. Kell Brook Fight Results
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Though Brook (39-3, 27 KOs) looked fantastic on the scales Friday in his first return to welterweight since losing his IBF title in 2017 and looked sharp from the start behind his jab, the difference turned out to be Crawford’s accurate counter punching and disgusting ability to finish opponents when hurt.

“Crawford said I was just trying to gauge the distance and I was trying to find my pace to get my distance together. “That’s why early on it was so competitive, I couldn’t get off my shots.”

In both of the opening two rounds, while Crawford flirted with switching to southpaw, he obviously lost both by not throwing enough in exchange. Usually a slow starter, Crawford collected enough data he needed to make the crucial change, which in Round 3 pushed left on a full-time basis and essentially eliminated the Brook jab that was the basis of his early success.

“Crawford said I just stepped forward a little and tried to throw a little more punch, but not too much. “Then a few times, I caught him.”

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With a shocking counter right hand that was half hook and jab, Crawford hurt Brook in Round 4, causing him to stagger into the ropes. Until referee Tony Weeks stepped in to manage a knockdown and split them, Crawford followed up with a clean left hook.

Crawford uncorked a three-punch combination after the restart that ended with two left hands, which forced Weeks to save Brook at 1:14 on his feet.

This is boxing. Clearly, I was hit with a shot that I didn’t see and it was waved off by the referee,” Brook said.” “Before, that hasn’t happened to me. I always said that I’m going out on my shield if I’m going to lose. The referee saw that I couldn’t go on and the battle is over. I don’t like losing on an injury, I’d rather go out on my shield and tonight I did.

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[Crawford] has good distance and hands that are fast. He’s got a nice eye to land a shot. Nobody has ever done that to me in my career, not even sparring. I’ve been hit with a shot that I haven’t seen and the fight is over. Nobody could have put me in better shape. I’ve been feeling fantastic.

It remains to be seen whether or not the win will lead Crawford to eventually step in at 147 pounds against an active and elite fellow champion. Crawford stared at the direction of his Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum with a look that suggests his patience is running thin when asked what needs to happen for him to eventually face off against undefeated unified champion Errol Spence Jr., who takes on Danny Garcia on Dec. 5.

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“Arum said, “Spence and Garcia are fighting, and if they really want a major pay-per-view, I’m going to bring Terence Crawford in with them both, one at a time, and he’s going to beat both of them that night. “He’s the world’s best welterweight far and away. He goes back to the great welterweights like Ray Leonard and Tommy Hearns. He would have been competitive with them With Terence Crawford, the welterweights around now are not competitive.”

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“As long as he can, Errol Spence can try to stop Terence Crawford because he knows he can’t beat Terence Crawford. Tonight, you saw the results. In about the same amount of rounds that Kell Brook took out he will take out Errol Spence.”

Instead, Crawford admitted that he would prefer to fight WBA champion Manny Pacquiao and disclosed that before negotiations fell apart, he was in deep debate for one in the Middle East.

Crawford said I’m looking for a Pacquiao war.” “Before this one, we were close to winning the match, but because the COVID was getting out of control, the fans were unable to attend the fight and we had to put a stop to it. We’re going to go back to the drawing board now and try to revisit that fight.”

Since stepping up to welterweight in 2018, the 33-year-old Crawford has improved to 5-0 with all five coming by knockout.

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Whether or not the win would lead Crawford to ultimately step in against an active and elite fellow champion at 147 pounds remains to be seen. With a look that shows his patience is running thin when asked what needs to happen for him to finally face off against unbeaten unified champion Errol Spence Jr., who takes on Danny Garcia on Dec. 5, Crawford stared at the direction of his Hall of Fame promoter, Bob Arum.

“Spence and Garcia are fighting, Arum said and if they really want a massive pay-per-view, I’m going to put Terence Crawford in with them, one at a time, and that night he’s going to beat them both.” “He is far and away the best welterweight in the world. He goes back to the great welterweights such as Ray Leonard and Tommy Hearns. He would have been competitive with them With Terence Crawford, the welterweights are not competitive around now.”

Crawford vs. Brook card, results

  • Terence Crawford (c) def. Kell Brook via fourth-round TKO
  • Joshua Franco (c) vs. Andrew Moloney ruled a no decision due to an accidental head butt in Round 2

Crawford vs. Brook scorecard, live coverage

ROUND123456789101112TOTAL
Crawford (c)9910TKO28
Brook1010929

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