BOB ARUM predicted Terence Crawford would knock out Errol Spence Jr in ‘the identical variety of rounds’ as he did in opposition to Kell Brook.
Crawford defended his WBO welterweight and pound-for-pound crown against Brook with a vicious round four finish.
Terence Crawford stopped Kell Brook on the ropes to finish the combat within the fourth Credit score: Getty Photos – Getty
Errol Spence Jr stopped Brook in 11 rounds in 2017 Credit score: Information Group Newspapers Ltd
Afterwards, consideration turned to who could possibly be the 33-year-old’s thirty eighth opponent.
Arum revealed talks are nonetheless ongoing for the American to face Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao, 41, in the Middle East before Ramadan on April 23.
However he isn’t assured WBC and IBF champion Spence – who fights Danny Garcia next month – will fancy a unification with Crawford.
And if he does, the legendary promoter does not give him much chance of getting into the fifth round.
Arum stated: “Spence and Garcia are preventing on December 5.
“In the event that they actually need a large ppv I’ll put Crawford in with each of them on the identical evening and he beats each.
“The welterweights round now aren’t aggressive with Crawford.
“Errol Spence will attempt to keep away from Crawford for so long as he can. You noticed the efficiency tonight.
“He’ll take out Spence in the identical variety of rounds as he did Kell Brook.”
After Crawford turned southpaw he started to have extra success Credit score: Getty Photos – Getty
Brook fought at welterweight for the first time since 2017 when he misplaced his title in opposition to Spence in spherical 11.
The 34-year-old – having fought each the undefeated welterweight kings – was requested to check their expertise.
Brook stated: “I can’t say he’d beat Spence or Porter as kinds make fights.
“However he’s acquired long way. By no means in my profession, even sparring that’s not occurred to me.
Crawford stopped Brook on the ropes to finish the combat within the fourth Credit score: Getty Photos – Getty
Terence Crawford victorious in opposition to Kell Brook to retain his WBO welterweight titleCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
“The combat’s over and I’m gutted. I used to be in nice situation and bang on the scales. The combat’s gone and that’s that.”
Crawford took seven much less rounds to beat Brook than Spence managed three years in the past.
However he remarked: “It was completely different fights and gears and what not. Kell’s an incredible expertise. He was in form and made the burden.
“He got here in after a win not a misplaced, he simply misplaced to the higher man tonight.”