Brook raring to go for Crawford test

19 October 2020 02:23:07 GMTPlus11

Kell Brook is happy to head into his much-anticipated return to the ring next month against Terence Crawford as the underdog, with the former IBF welterweight champion claiming that he remains a "dangerous fighter".

The experienced 34-year-old Sheffield fighter has been training hard over in the Canary Islands after splitting with former trainer Dominic Ingle for his 42nd professional bout, which has been announced for Saturday 14th November in Las Vegas.

Since losing his title to American Errol Spence three years ago, Brook has long been linked with an all-British clash with Amir Khan whilst racking up three wins on the spin at super welterweight.

'The Special One' instead drops back down in weight to face the undefeated Crawford, who stopped Khan in the sixth round when they met two years ago.

Crawford has 27 knockouts to his name in 36 fights and is a strong favourite for the fight, but Brook is not interested in the opinions of others and feels ready. He said: "I've been told there are people writing off my chances, questioning my age, and my ability to make the weight.

"Well, let them talk. Some people focus on reading headlines, I focus on making headlines.

"Those people writing me off as a big underdog? No problem. I guess this big dog will be making a few people richer during a difficult time.

"I've never ducked a challenge, and they should know that I've never failed to make 147 on the scales. With age comes experience. My knowledge and experience make me a different fighter, a more mature fighter.

"Couple that with a happy fighter, and you've got yourself a dangerous fighter."

Brook is 7.50 to beat Crawford, the American is 1.071 to successfully defend his word title, while the draw is 26.00.

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