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Arum: Brook One of The Elite Fighters in The World, A Real Test For Crawford

The pound-for-pound king is set to reclaim his throne. WBO welterweight world champion Terence “Bud” Crawford will defend his title against former welterweight world champion Kell Brook in a special edition of Top Rank on ESPN Saturday, Nov. 14.
 
In the world championship co-feature, Joshua “El Profesor” Franco will defend his WBA super flyweight title against former world champion Andrew “The Monster” Moloney in a rematch of their June bout, won by Franco via decision.

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Promoted by Top Rank and sponsored by GEICO, ESPN and ESPN Deportes will televise Crawford-Brook and Franco-Moloney 2 beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, while a full slate of undercard bouts will stream live on ESPN+ at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.

Venue information for Crawford-Brook will be announced soon.
 
“Kell Brook is one of the elite fighters in the world. He has faced so many of the top boxers,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. “He is a real test for pound-for-pound great Terence Crawford. This is another premium fight that will be available to boxing fans for no extra charge live on ESPN.”
 
Crawford (36-0, 27 KOs), the pride of Omaha, Neb., has reigned as WBO welterweight world champion since June 9, 2018, when he stopped Jeff “The Hornet” Horn in nine one-sided rounds. He has since defended that world title three times, including a sixth-round demolition over former unified junior welterweight champion Amir “King” Khan in April 2019. Crawford has not fought since last December’s ninth-round TKO over Egidijus “Mean Machine” Kavaliauskas and will enter the ring against Brook coming off a career-long 11-month layoff. He has won seven straight bouts by knockout since a one-sided decision over Viktor Postol in a July 2016 junior welterweight unification bout. Prior to his welterweight world title campaign, Crawford was the lineal lightweight and undisputed junior welterweight world champion.
 
Brook (39-2, 27 KOs), from Sheffield, England, is a former welterweight world champion who made three successful defenses of the IBF title he won from Shawn Porter in 2014. His only defeat at welterweight came to Errol Spence Jr. in May 2017, a competitive fight that ended in the 11th round after he suffered a broken orbital bone. Since the Spence defeat, “The Special One” has won three bouts at junior middleweight, including February’s seventh-round stoppage over Mark DeLuca. Brook has long campaigned for the Crawford bout, and earlier this year, he ran into Crawford at the Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury II weigh-in.

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Comment by SUBZER0ED on 10-19-2020

Kell Brook is a good fighter. Not sure about the "elite" status. Those tough fights with Golovkin and Spence may have moved him to "permanent hurting" status.

Comment by Mister Wolf on 10-19-2020

Kell Brook has had all this time to make weight healthily. If he was bull****ting around during the pandemic then he has no one to blame but himself.

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 10-19-2020

[QUOTE=Phill lynott;20825146]You aughta give it a rest Bob! Already disgusting what you did to Loma. Now you just keep trying to sell nonsense![/QUOTE] What did he do to Lomachenko?

Comment by NYG on 10-19-2020

Another corpse for Crawford to beat up. Hopefully he fights a guy with a pulse sooner than later.

Comment by revelated on 10-19-2020

[QUOTE=b00g13man;20821849]Yawn..... Crawford is a huge disappointment. 33 years of age with no career defining fight[/QUOTE] He "beat the man that beat the man". What are you talking about?

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