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[Boxing/Stream]Terence Crawford vs Kell Brook Live Free Fight Online
November 15, 2020
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Terence Crawford vs. Kell Brook live stream, fight time, how to watch online, full card preview.
Crawford puts his WBO welterweight title on the line against the veteran from England on Saturday.
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The last time former IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook fought, he wasn’t in need of any crutches to walk or had yet to find himself eligible to collect social security. Yet the rhetoric constantly attached to his name entering Saturday’s return against unbeaten WBO champion Terence Crawford is that Brook will show up to Las Vegas in name only.
Despite riding a three-fight win streak, Brook (39-2, 27 KOs) could only laugh last week during an interview on “Morning Kombat” when presented yet again with questions about whether his fighting prime at age 34 had all but expired.
Brook’s lone career defeats have come against unified 147-pound champion Errol Spence Jr. and middleweight destroyer Gennadiy Golovkin, the latter of which saw Brook move up two divisions. Both fights were super competitive until Brook succumbed each time to a broken orbital bone and was forced to retire due to injury.
None of that, however, has stopped oddsmakers from making Crawford (36-0, 27 KOs), in discussion among the pound-for-pound best in the sport, an overwhelming favorite as high as -1600. Brook, who is just 16 months older, is a +900 underdog.
From Brook’s perspective, he enjoys being overlooked for once and believes it will be to his advantage should Crawford believe the native of England’s best days are behind him.
Still unable to attract any big names at welterweight thanks to boxing’s political and network divide, Crawford has been forced to sit back and wait since moving up to 147 pounds for his promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank, to get creative in finding suitable matchups.
The result has largely been hit or miss for Crawford, who stopped Jeff Horn to initially capture his WBO title in 2018 before making a trio of title defenses by knockout against Jose Benavidez Jr., a faded Amir Khan and Egidijus Kavaliauskas, with the latter producing a surprising knockdown in a fight that was unexpectedly competitive.
Brook, should he prove able to recapture his old form, could prove to be the toughest welterweight matchup Crawford has had. Some of that, however, remains to be seen especially because Brook has campaigned at 154 pounds of late after having issues making welterweight.
Either way, Crawford has remained his typical unemotional self and is treating this fight like any other.
Not only does Brook claim to be reborn given how much a victory this weekend would catapult him back into the mix as a serious player in boxing’s money division, he has also parted ways with longtime promoter Eddie Hearn and trainer Brendan Ingle while seeking a fresh start.
Brook moved his training camp to Spain for this fight and joined forces with new trainer Carlos Fermento, whom he met over Instagram and said has been “obsessed” watching footage of Crawford’s fights to formulate a gameplan.
The other featured bout on Saturday night will be a super flyweight title rematch between Joshua Franco and Andrew Moloney. Franco won a hard fought decision over Moloney in June to capture the WBA crown after Moloney snagged interim status in November 2019. Now, the pair of 115-pounders will battle it out again. Franco has just one loss in his pro career, a TKO to Lucas Leone in 2018. He’s bounced back well since with four wins and two draws in the last three years.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 14 | Location: MGM Grand — Las Vegas, Nevada
Start time: 10 p.m. ET
TV channel: ESPN | Live stream: fuboTV (try for free)
Fight card, odds
Terence Crawford (c) -1600 vs. Kell Brook +900, WBO welterweight title
Joshua Franco (c) -200 vs. Andrew Moloney +170, WBA super flyweight title
Despite the unexpected success Kavaliauskas had in getting him to engage, the majority of Crawford’s welterweight run has been dominant and predictable. On the surface, Brook certainly has all of the tools to be the first elite fighter to truly test “Bud” over the long haul given his versatility as a perfectly well-rounded boxer with finishing power and tremendous timing.
All of this, of course, is dependent upon whether Brook has enough motivation and gas left in the tank to channel the fighter who beat Shawn Porter to win his first world title in 2014 and fought Spence on largely even terms three years later before the eye injury.