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Kell Brook gives Terence Crawford the edge in potential fight with Errol Spence

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Terence Crawford would defeat Errol Spence if their welterweight dream clash were to come off. That’s the verdict of Kell Brook, who has shared a ring with both fighters, enduring losses in both contests.  

Brook, who faces Amir Khan this weekend, is perhaps the most qualified to discuss a potential out come between the American rivals. 

In 2017 in front of a packed Bramall Lane in Sheffield, Brook surrendered an early lead as he was worn down by Spence and stopped in the final stages losing his IBF crown in the process.  

Three and a half years later, Brook travelled to Las Vegas to face Crawford but any hopes of defeating the Nebraska man were undone quickly as he was halted in four rounds. Brook believes his most recent tormentor would emerge victorious if he were to meet Spence. 

“I’ve always thought Spence,” revealed Brook when speaking to Boxing Scene. “Them both being southpaws, you know, that also ends up being a different kind of fight. I’m a natural orthodox fighter. Spence is a southpaw, and then you get a different fight but when I seen Crawford against [Shawn] Porter in his last fight, he just keeps improving. 

“It’s gonna be one hell of a fight. After sharing the ring with them both, it’s still hard to pick. But you know, after seeing his last performance I think I’m gonna have to lean toward Crawford now. It’s that tight. I can’t split them, but I think I’d lean toward Crawford.” 

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