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Brook on Facing Crawford: I Won't Look For a Way Out Like Khan!

Kell Brook believes his domestic rival, Amir Khan, was looking for a "way out" when he was stopped back in April 2019 in the WBO world title fight against Terence Crawford at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Khan was hit with a low blow in the sixth round and indicated to the referee that he was unable to continue the fight, which gave Crawford a TKO win.

When Khan accepted that fight, he passed on the opportunity to face Brook in a highly anticipated grudge match in the UK. Brook has been trying to secure a fight with Khan for several years.


Now a year later, Brook is in line to fight Crawford - once boxing events are allowed to move forward. The sport is currently on hold as the entire world battles the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Brook has promised to go all-out against Crawford.

"I'll definitely fight like I'm going to win the fight, which I am," Brook told Sky Sports. "I'll give it my all, I won't be looking for no way out."

Brook snapped a 14-month layoff last month in Sheffield, when he battered and stopped Mark DeLuca.

Now Brook has several fights that he can pursue. One of them is a junior middleweight clash with former WBO champion Liam Smith, who was ringside at Brook's last bout.

But the Sheffield fighter would like to get his hands on Crawford, who some regarded as the best fighter in the sport.

"I'm fighting the best fighter in the division. Pound-for-pound No 1, everyone is saying Terence Crawford," said Brook.

"I said before I want to bow out, I want to fight the best in the world, so hopefully I get this fight, I can go and get it signed. I've got the dream fight."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by landotter on 04-01-2020

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;20490738]He's not the best option for Crawford. He's just an easy option.[/QUOTE] If that is true, it breaks my heart even more. Crawford does not have too many more prime years and fights in him. No more easy fights, make…

Comment by tokon on 04-01-2020

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;20490738]He's not the best option for Crawford. He's just an easy option.[/QUOTE] Yup, and it gets Brook that big payday he's looking to retire on! He knows the khan fight won't happen, and there's no interest in it anymore anyway,…

Comment by yankees7448 on 04-01-2020

[QUOTE=Corelone;20490750]Kell has taken too many beatings to be giving away any advantages. Boiling down now is a huge advantage He would have to sweat blood to make 147.[/QUOTE] I agree which is why he doesn't deserve the fight. Make Kell…

Comment by Bunch Pag on 04-01-2020

Kel is right in that Amir basically bottled it and wanted out. However painful it is to say but the same outcome will happen with Kel. He will get sent packing and hopefully into retirement. It's been painful seeing a…

Comment by Califire209 on 03-31-2020

This writer is adding extra words to the original quote.

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