The Last Chance Saloon For Kell Brook

It has been over 3 years since Kell Brook last fought in the welterweight division in which he fought an epic battle against Errol Spence who took Brook’s IBF title stopping the Sheffield warrior in the 11th round.

Looking in exceptional condition, Brook weighed in on the 10st 7lbs limit which many thought would not see “Special K” fight again at welterweight having moved up to light-middleweight.

Having not fought at all in 2019, Brook made the admission that he had blown up to an incredible 15 stone before his last fight against Mark DeLuca in February of this year at light-middleweight.

The three fighters that Brook has fought since Errol Spence Jr. would not be the ideal preparation for fighting one of the pound-for-pound best fighters in the world which is Terence “Bud” Crawford.

Although only one year separates Crawford and Brook in age, Crawford is in his prime as a Boxer and is the overwelming favourite to win his 37th fight in a row and to remain unbeaten in his professional fight career.

With exceptional hand speed, punching power and the ability to switch effectively from orthodox to southpaw, Crawford has all the tools necessary to make it an easy night’s work for the man from Omaha, Nebraska.

However Brook knows that this will likely be his last chance to fight for a world title against a marquee fighter such as Crawford and will like to shock the American public again as he did in defeating Shawn Porter to win the IBF world title.

A lot has changed for Brook since that glory night which was 6 years ago in California.  Apart from two eye sockets broken in defeats to Golovkin and Spence Jr.,  Brook also has split from his long-term Trainer Dominic Ingle with the largely unknown Carlos Fromento now his Trainer.

Being the naturally bigger man, Brook believes that his size and punching power will be too much for Crawford who will be facing his third opponent from the British Isles having fought Amir Khan and Ricky Burns.

Britain’s Lloyd “Raggamuffin” Honeyghan was a massive underdog when stopping pound-for-pound king Donald “The Cobra” Curry for the Undisputed Welterweight title in 1986.  However at this stage in Brook’s career, I can only see one outcome which will be Crawford stopping Brook inside 10 rounds.


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