Hearn: ‘Don’t think you’ll see Kell Brook in the ring again’
By Charles Brun: Eddie Hearn is predicting that Kell Brook will NEVER fight again after his crushing defeat against American talent Terence Crawford last Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada.
While Brook (39-3, 27 KOs) did the hard work in making 147 for the fight, he clearly took something out of him in dropping all that weight. Kell looked in fighting shape, but his punch resistance wasn’t there.
The shot Crawford hurt Brook with in the fourth, a weak right that looked like a jab, shouldn’t have done what it did to him. You have to blame Brook’s inability to take the weak punch on the weight that he’d been forced to drop to get down to 147.
If Brook does continue his career, he would have to fight at 154, and he’s never shown any ambition in that weight class to take on the lions. Brook had three years to begin fighting the top-tier fighters at junior middleweight, and he never did. What does that tell you?
Brook vs. Khan WON’T happen
“‘Do you think Brook should fight Amir Khan or call it a day?'” said Hearn. “To be honest, I don’t think that [it can happen]. For years and years and years, I’ve tried to make Kell Brook against Amir Khan.
“That fight was so big at one stage. It was so big, but we just couldn’t agree to the terms. Now, you tell me. Do you want to see Kell Brook against Amir Khan? I don’t think you’ll see Kell Brook in the ring again, to be honest with you,” said Hearn.
It’s forlorn to even consider a fight between Brook and Amir Khan. I mean, Khan has never wanted that fight, and you can bet he’s going to be deadset against facing Brook now that he’s been knocked out by Crawford.
There’s no fan interest in a Khan vs. Brook fight at this late stage of the game. Both fighters are shot to pieces, and just drifting their sinking careers.
Sadly, Khan is still talking about his hopeless dream of fighting Manny Pacquiao, which is NEVER going to happen.
If Khan ever does fight again, it’ll probably be against another over-matched, past his prime former featherweight as we saw from him the last time he fought.
Hearn picks Crawford to beat Spence
“Spence vs. Crawford, who wins? Crawford,” said Hearn. “Look, we don’t know what we’re going to get from Spence after the accident. He looks pretty fit.”
Well, we’re going to see what IBF/WBC welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr (26-0, 21 KOs) has left when he gets back inside the ring on December 5th against Danny ‘Swift’ Garcia (36-2, 21 KOs). Those two will be fighting at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
If Spence has anything left after his car crash from last year, he’ll beat Danny with flying colors. If not, this could end badly for Spence with him getting knocked out.
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- Amir Khan reacts to Conor Benn calling him out: “Maybe if he had some belts”