Terence Crawford vs. Kell Brook boxing odds and pick
Boxing’s pound-for-pound top fighter returns to the ring on Saturday, Nov. 14 as Terence Crawford (36-0-0) faces former welterweight champion Kell Brook (39-2-0). BetAmerica has the betting odds and pick for this exciting night at the fights.
Mon, November 16 2020, 2:00 AM
Brook is out of his league
There’s no mincing words here, but Brook is getting this fight because he’s the best of what’s left for Crawford. It’s been a long time since he beat Shawn Porter to win the welterweight title, and the beatings he took at the hands of Gennadiy Golovkin and Errol Spence left his body and spirit battered.
Crawford is unanimously considered one of the best fighters in the sport because he possessed a rare blend of elite talent and punching power and has a killer instinct. While Brook would have been an interesting foil for him at one point, Crawford has a blank canvas to paint a pugilistic masterpiece on this faded version of the ex-champ.
Crawford pulverized Kavaliauskas
When we last saw Crawford, he bludgeoned a surprisingly formidable Egidijus Kavaliauskas. Nobody has been able to take Crawford into deep waters or give him pause for more than a round or two. It would take an opponent who possesses an awkward style he can’t mesh with or an overly physical style, not a conventional fighter like Brook.
Brook left the welterweight limit behind a while ago because of the strain of making weight. When he returned for the KO loss to Spence, it was simply for a payday and a chance to defend his title. There hasn’t been much to write about from his recent performances, which was more to keep his name available for a big fight such as this.
Crawford will extinguish Brook's will
This fight should look similar to Crawford’s bout with Amir Khan, but with a slower opponent who can’t pull the trigger. Within six rounds, Crawford should extinguish whatever fight Brook brought with him, carrying him for a few rounds before closing up shop.
Because Crawford is a titanic favorite to win this one, bettors might want to look at the fight ending under 9.5 rounds (+103) or Crawford knocking Brook out between rounds seven and nine (+300). As far as official calls go, Crawford will put on a monstrous performance and force Brook to quit on his stool in the eighth round.