Crawford is yet to go the distance since making the move up from light-welterweight to welterweight, stopping all four of his opponents including Amir Khan. Three of those four stoppage wins have come in Rounds 9-12, with only Khan failing to make it to that stage of the fight, so when you add that to the fact Brook’s only stoppage loss in this weight class came in the 11th, this becomes an appealing price boost if you are backing the champion.
Kell Brook will bid to become a world welterweight champion once again on Saturday night, and bookmakers are lining up with several price boosts, that pay in cash, for his WBO title fight with Terence Crawford.
Terence Crawford v Kell Brook Price Boosts: Sky Bet
Terence Crawford v Kell Brook Price Boosts: William Hill
Crawford v Brook
Crawford is yet to go the distance since moving up to welterweight and only one of his last 11 opponents have taken him the full 12 rounds. Brook is not an easy out though – both of his losses have come when he suffered serious facial injuries during the bout so he will not go quietly here no matter what Crawford throws at him.
Brook is a big man at welterweight and he boasts plenty of power with 27 of his 39 professional victories coming inside the distance. Five of his last six wins have come via KO/TKO but Crawford is a serious step up from that opposition so it would take a brave person to back him to stop the champion inside 12 rounds here.
Terence Crawford v Kell Brook Price Boosts: Paddy Power
Crawford has been a wrecking ball throughout his career with 27 of his 36 victories coming courtesy of a stoppage, and since making the move to welterweight three of his four contests have reached the second half of the fact. In fact, seven of Crawford’s last 13 stoppage successes and in Brook he is facing a man who will not be taken out quickly, so if the champion is to end this contest before the final bell the stoppage is likely to come in the second half of the fight.
Brook has racked up a good number of KO/TKO wins in the first half of fights throughout his career, but can we really expect him to take out unbeaten Crawford in the first six rounds of Saturday night? If you are brave enough to back Brook to win by stoppage and brave enough to back him to get the job done quickly then you deserve enhanced odds. I am not that brave – I have to recommend ignoring this enhancement!
Crawford and Brook have both scored 27 stoppage wins in their careers, combining for 54 KO/TKO successes in 77 fights, so both men have the punching power to trouble the other. But could they both spend a few seconds on the canvas on Saturday night? It should be noted that both men have hit the canvas in their careers (although Crawford disputes his knockdown).