Re: Is Spence/ Crawford really a career defining fight for Crawford?
Kell Brook confident Terence Crawford fight 'there to be made'
Kell Brook is hopeful a "huge, huge fight" against Terence Crawford can be made, having given up on the possibility of facing Amir Khan.
The undefeated Crawford is the reigning WBO welterweight champion but Brook - a former title holder at 147 pounds - is ready to take on the challenge of ending the American's perfect record.
While his last outing, a stoppage win over Mark DeLuca in February, was at super-welterweight, the Brit is ready to drop down a division to secure a bout against someone he describes as "one of the best pound-for-pound fighters out there".
The coronavirus pandemic has forced promoters to put plans on hold, yet Bob Arum - who works with Crawford - talked about the possible showdown in a recent interview with Boxing Scene, revealing how it could even be staged in the United Kingdom.
"The signals we are getting from Crawford's team are that they want it, that it's there to be made," Brook said while appearing on an Instagram Live with his promoter Eddie Hearn.
"That's a huge, huge fight. Crawford is one of the pound-for-pound best fighters out there. I said that before I left this game I wanted to fight the best out there, too."
Hearn admitted that a chance to face Crawford is simply too good to turn down for the former IBF champion.
"I still think you've got world championships in you at 154 pounds," Hearn said to Brook during their chat.
"For me, I would love to see you go and win a title. But you can't turn down a Crawford fight."
While, Crawford's resume boasts a win over Khan - he triumphed by TKO in their meeting at Madison Square Garden a year ago - Brook has been unable to secure a clash with his long-time domestic rival.
Having pushed hard for several years without any success, he believes the time has come to move on from Khan.
"I've given that angle up, because it's gone past the line now for me," Brook said. "I have done everything that has been asked of me to make it happen."
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