The pound-for-pound king, Terence "Bud" Crawford, is set to return to his throne. Crawford will defend his WBO welterweight world title against former welterweight world champion Kell Brook on Saturday evening from the MGM Grand Las Vegas Bubble. In the co-feature, Joshua "El Profesor" Franco will defend his WBA super flyweight world title against the man he dethroned in the Bubble back in June, Andrew "The Monster" Moloney.
Crawford-Brook and Franco-Moloney 2 will air LIVE on ESPN & ESPN Deportes at 10 p.m. ET, with undercard action to stream live on ESPN+ at 7 p.m. ET. UK fans can watch all the action on Premier Sports 1 starting at 12 a.m. Sunday morning.
Terence Crawford "He's not the only opponent that went into the fight thinking they were going to stop me or knock me out, so that's nothing new for me. He's just going to have to live up to his words.
"I actually can't rate him because I've never been in the ring with him. Actually, he was never on my radar from the jump. This was a fight that he wanted, that he kept calling for. Once the Pacquiao fight fell through, he was the next option given the circumstances of COVID and whatnot. I must've been on his radar. He was never on my radar. He's on my radar now, and we're fighting this weekend. That's what it is."
"Me, I go about fights to get the win, no matter how they come. I'm not going out there to try and outdo previous performances or any other fighter. My thing is to go out there and make sure I get the win and secure that first and everything else can come second. If the knockout is there, of course I'm going to go out there and take it. But if it's not, then like I said before, we're prepared for 12 rounds.
"Well, he's never faced nobody like me. He can say I never faced nobody like him, and I can say he's never faced nobody like me. I don't know what he brings to the table because I haven't been there. I haven't been in the ring with him, so we shall see come this week."