Re: Crawford vs Brook..14th Nov
Promise unfulfilled. Better than Naz and all that. On his day when he was strong and not fucking about with weight Brook was an elite level fighter, World class whatever you want to call it. But his career has been punctuated by things outside the ring and poor decisions in it. Beating Porter was a great result and save for Mayweather (I think) Brook would have given any of the other champions around that time a decent argument. Thurman, Bradley?
Then just as he's about to be in the mix with those lot he goes and gets his leg chopped off. The donut Dan, Gavin and the other one come back fights. Then Golovkin. Im sure the thinking was that win lose or draw he comes out of the GGG fight with nothing but praise. Which he did. He also came out of it with a smashed in face. Next fight! Errol Spence. He did well against Spence early doors, it was a top quality fight. But then the other side of his face gets smashed in. In some way shape or form what happened in the Golovkin fight, had an affect in the Spence fight. I don't know if it was physical, mental or both. But the GGG fight came back to haunt him.
Now! Bud fucking Crawford. No promotor, no trainer (not the usual one anyway) Unless Brook is trying to set some sort of record for toughest set of fights to win a World title under the worst of circumstances then you have to wonder if he's not just a bit fucking mental.
I hope he does well. I hope he makes Crawford work for it. I just think Crawford will do what he wants when he wants. GGG and Spence beat the fight out of Brook. He's getting by on muscle memory now.
When God said to the both of us "Which one of you wants to be Sugar Ray?" I guess I didnt raise my hand fast enough