By Charles Brun: Negotiations for the Terence Crawford vs. Kell Brook fight haven’t been able to be finalized because Top Rank promoter Bob Arum says he’s been unable to get any of the UK networks to step up to the plate and purchase the fight. Arum is surprised and shocked that none of the British broadcasters have shown interest in picking up the fight between one of UK’s most popular fighters Brook and unbeaten talent WBO welterweight champion Crawford for November.
Bob is unsure why the UK networks have turned up their noses at the idea of putting on the Crawford-Brook fight, as he feels it’s a great match-up. One theory is the possibility that they may not like the 34-year-old Brook’s chances of winning that fight. Arum expected the UK broadcasters to jump all over the Crawford vs. Brook fight and pick it up so they could show it to the British boxing fans, who require quality programming during the pandemic.
The reason why Arum hasn’t been able to finalize the Crawford vs. Kell fight is that he can’t get one of the UK broadcasters to purchase the war. Why is that? Who the heck knows? If the UK networks put the Crawford-Brook fight on in November, there’s a perfect chance that Brook is going to lose badly, and British boxing fans will be upset later. If you’re a network in the UK, you’ve got to be looking at the bottom line when you take a glance at the Crawford vs. Brook fight.
And if you extrapolate from there and predict an outcome for that match, it’s only apparent what’s going to happen to Brook. He’s messing with a hungry bear in Crawford, and it’s not expected to end well for Brook. If you’re looking at the fight realistically, the result of Crawford-Brook is Kell getting knocked out or quitting when the going gets a little too harsh. That’s kind of what happened with Brook in his defeats against Gennady Golovkin and Errol Spence Jr.