Terence Crawford vs. Kell Brook Betting Odds and Picks

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Terence Crawford vs. Kell Brook Betting Odds and Picks
Terence Crawford. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Terence Crawford (36-0, 27 KOs) defends his WBO welterweight title against former IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (39-2, 27 KOs) at MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas on Saturday. Here’s a complete preview, including updated boxing odds and our betting pick.

Terence Crawford vs. Kell Brook

Saturday, November 14, 2020 – 09:05 PM EST at the MGM Grand Conference Center

Terence Crawford

Terence "Bud" Crawford's talent is unquestionable, being undefeated isn't easy and many see him as a top pound-for-pound fighter in the world but it also can't be denied that he still hasn't faced a top fighter and that he's never been in deep waters. The undefeated champion has stopped his last five opponents though.

In his last fight, Crawford beat Egidijus Kavaliauskas via TKO in the ninth round on December 14th at Madison Square Garden. "He has everything to gain and nothing to really lose," Crawford said. "In those types of moments, it wakes up a different animal and beast in a person. I'm preparing for the best Kell Brook we could possibly prepare for."

  • Born: September 28th, 1987
  • Age: 33
  • Country: United States
  • Division: Welterweight
  • Stance: Southpaw
  • Height: 5’8″
  • Reach: 74″
  • Bouts: 36
  • Rounds: 204
  • Record: 36-0 (27 KOs)
  • 75.0 KO percentage

Kell Brook

Kell Brook is also considered one of the best boxers of this generation and rightfully so. His resume includes being a former IBF welterweight champion and fights against Gennadiy Golovkin, Errol Spence Jr. and Shawn Porter. The only two losses of his career were against Golovkin and Spence Jr., so there's no shame in that. However, he broke his orbital bone in those two fights and some question if he's still the fighter he once was. Brook has won his last three fights, though the level of competition he faced was a bit questionable. In his last fight, he stopped Mark Deluca in the seventh round on February 8th at Sheffield Arena.

"I've got to applaud Terence Crawford for taking this fight, because he is in there with a monster with self-belief," Brook said. "He is one hell of a fighter but a smaller man naturally to me. I'm a dangerous man, a big welterweight and a force to be reckoned with. Everybody has been writing me off. I'm going against everyone," said Brook, who is irritated by claims he is only fighting for one last pay day. This fight is for me. Nobody else bar me."

  • Born: May 3rd, 1986
  • Age: 34
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Division: Super Welterweight
  • Stance: Orthodox
  • Height: 5’9″
  • Reach: 69″
  • Bouts: 41
  • Rounds: 216
  • Record: 39-2 (27 KOs)
  • 65.85 KO percentage

Prediction

Brook's has an edge when it comes size and physicality but Crawford's hand speed, movement and counter-punching abilities can cause a lot of trouble for him. Can Brook handle Crawford as the fight goes deep into the later rounds? An X-factor is the fact that Crawford can switch stances easily while Brook is an orthodox fighter and his damaged orbital bone is concerning. That said, Brook can be Crawford's toughest opponent tp date and I like this fight to go to the scorecards.

My Pick: Over 8.5 rounds (-130) at Heritage Sports (visit our Heritage Sports Review)

Over 8.5 rounds(-130)
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