According to The Athletic, the undefeated champ will pocket a minimum of £3.14m for his defence. The highly-anticipated showdown will be staged in either Las Vegas or Omaha, Nebraska in the US. Bud Crawford wanted to fight Errol Spence Jr. this year but unified champion Spence is facing Danny Garcia on November 21 instead.
That will be his first time in the ring since he was seriously injured in a car crash last October. Therefore, the 33-year-old Crawford will now face the Brit instead. Brook is a former welterweight champ but has not secured a meaningful victory since defeating Shawn Porter in 2014. He has been angling for an all-British showdown with bitter rival Amir Khan.
The two have been trading insults for years, and a straightener in the ring seems further away than ever despite the pair talking. Khan signed a three-fight deal with Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn at the start of 2018 with the third of those believed to be the long-awaited clash against Brook. But it never came, and instead the Bolton brawler went over to the US to be stopped in six against Crawford.
Recently Khan, who has not fought since he knocked out Billy Dib in June 2019 out in Saudi Arabia, tried to explain why the fight never happened. Kell Brook, obviously he’s not going nowhere. He’s British. And the thing is, when me and Kell Brook started to negotiate the fight, he then moves up to 154.