Kell Brook vs Terence Crawford

Kell Brook tells Bob Arum: "You're running out of opponents for Terence Crawford and I'm the guy to beat him"

Published On Monday, March 30, 2020By British Boxing News

Terence Crawford could travel to Britain to face Kell Brook

Kell Brook says Terence Crawford (36-0, 27KO) is "on the same page" to agree a fight, and believes the pound-for-pound star could travel to Britain to defend his WBO World welterweight title.

The former IBF world champion has been named as a potential next opponent by Crawford's promoter Top Rank boss, Bob Arum, who discussed a fight with Brook on his recent trip to Las Vegas.

Brook ended a 14-month absence from the ring with last month's stoppage win over American Mark DeLuca, just under the 154lbs super-welterweight limit, but insists he can still make 147lb to challenge undefeated 'Bud' Crawford.

"I saw Bob (Arum) out in America, I seen him walking through the lobby in the MGM Grand," Brook told Sky Sports. "I basically went over and said: 'You're running out of opponents for Crawford and I'm the guy to beat him. I'm here.'

"I saw Terence Crawford, he said he was ready for it, so everybody is on the same page. Everyone wants to make the fight. We just need to make the numbers count for me, for it to make business sense, and then we can get training and get ready for the fight.

"The weight won't be a problem. Obviously, I'm going to have to get the steppers out, chase the kids around the house and that will help me get the weight off.

"I've got enough time. If we can agree on what we need to, we can get into gear and we can make welterweight for the world title championship."

Nebraskan Crawford has fought in the UK once before, defeating Ricky Burns on points in Scotland to claim the WBO lightweight belt in 2014. He went on to win all four major world titles, becoming the first undisupted ruler of the 140lbs division since Kostya Tszyu 14 years before. He then progressed up to weltereight where he won the WBO belt from Australian Jeff Horn in his first fight, which he has held for two years now and defended three times, one of those defences was to Brook's archnemesis Amir Khan.

33-year-old Brook revealed that Arum is interested in taking Crawford back to these shores and admits his ideal venue would be Bramall Lane, the 32,000-seated stadium for his local football club, Sheffield United.

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