Terence Crawford vs Kell Brook ‘talks underway’ for November showdown

Bob Arum has revealed that talks have started for a potential fight between Terence Crawford and Kell Brook in November.

WBO welterweight champion Crawford is rated as one of the top boxers in the world pound-for-pound, but is struggling to secure top opposition due to the politics of the sport.

Terence Crawford vs Kell Brook 'talks underway' for November showdown

Arum promotes Crawford

With top target Errol Spence facing Danny Garcia next, Crawford’s turned his attention to a Manny Pacquiao bout overseas.

However, this is appearing unlikely and so alternative options are now being considered for a US fight behind closed doors.

Promoter Arum told iFL TV: “Terence Crawford, we’re trying to put together a fight with Manny Pacquiao, which would be out of the United States.

“Now, if we’re able to do that, that’s the fight I hope to put together.

Terence Crawford vs Kell Brook 'talks underway' for November showdown

Brook wants to regain a welterweight title

“But if we’re not able to do that fight and we have to do it in the ‘bubble’, we are looking at having Terence fight Kell Brook.

“I talked to the Brook people today, they know what the situation is and they’ll be back to us.

“They assure me that Brook has lost a lot of weight and is getting into tremendous condition.”

The Sheffield star won the IBF welterweight world title in 2014, but was dethroned by Errol Spence in 2017.

Since then, Brook has had three bouts all in the weight class above, but is adamant he can get down to 147lbs again.

Arum continued: “I don’t know whether it [the Pacquiao fight] is gonna come to fruition or not come to fruition.

“It’s such conjecture at this point, again, I don’t even have a concrete offer. Nothing at all concrete.

“To do a Crawford vs Brook fight is a lot easier because then it would be a fight that would be in the ‘bubble’ here in Las Vegas.”


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