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Terence Crawford-Kell Brook Officially Announced For November 14

LAS VEGAS – The Terence Crawford-Kell Brook fight finally was announced Saturday night.

Crawford and Brook agreed to terms last month for their 12-round welterweight title fight November 14, but it wasn’t made official until it was confirmed during ESPN’s broadcast of the Vasiliy Lomachenko-Teofimo Lopez lightweight title unification fight. The site of the Crawford-Brook card wasn’t announced during the broadcast, but it is expected to take place within the Top Rank/ESPN “Bubble” at MGM Grand Conference Center.

All of the Top Rank shows ESPN has aired or streamed from the United States since June 9 have been held at MGM Grand Conference Center due to COVID-19 restrictions. Promoter Bob Arum, whose company represents Crawford, considered bringing the Crawford-Brook bout to Omaha, Nebraska, Crawford’s hometown, but Arum and the rest of Top Rank’s decision-makers think it is safer for the fighters and everyone else involved to hold it at MGM Grand.

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ESPN will televise the Crawford-Brook card live. The network also aired the Lomachenko-Lopez show live Saturday night.

Crawford, 33, will defend his WBO welterweight title against England’s Brook. The 34-year-old Brook, a former IBF welterweight champ, has not weighed in lower than 150 pounds for any of his three fights since Errol Spence Jr. (26-0, 21 KOs) stopped him in the 11th round of their 12-round, 147-pound championship match in May 2017 in Sheffield, England, Brook’s hometown.

Brook (39-2, 27 KOs) is willing to go back down to the welterweight limit of 147 pounds for the opportunity to become a two-time champion against one of the top three boxers, pound-for-pound, in the sport.

Crawford (36-0, 27 KOs), of Omaha, Nebraska, will fight for the first time in almost a year. The three-division champion hasn’t boxed since he knocked down Lithuania’s Egidijus Kavaliauskas (22-1-1, 18 KOs) three times and stopped him in the ninth round December 14 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing. 

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by E-Thug on 10-18-2020

The day Bum Crawford gets beat will be a day of celebration

Comment by Ray* on 10-18-2020

Not bad for a stay busy fight, hopefully bud wouldn’t still be frozen out by the usual suspects.

Comment by super-x on 10-18-2020

[QUOTE=Doubledagger;20821286]So it had absolutely nothing to do with all them body punches that Spence landed in the first half of the fight? It had nothing to do with the relentless pace Brook had to fight had just to keep even…

Comment by archiemoore1 on 10-18-2020

Ppl in here sound like Kell brook has ever been an easy fight for anybody. He moved up to fight GGG because no one wanted to fight him. He jumped 13 lbs. He had to handicap himself like that, just…

Comment by megas30 on 10-18-2020

Not sure anyone wanted to see this fight, but if Brook has anything left, it is still a dangerous fight for Crawford. Crawford has nothing to gain from this fight but to stay busy.

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