Terence Crawford pockets £3m for beating Kell Brook as Brit walks away £1.5m pay day as fight purses are revealedNovember 15, 2020
TERENCE CRAWFORD pocketed £3million for beating Kell Brook as the Brit walked away with a £1.5m pay day.
Crawford successfully defended his WBO welterweight and pound-for-pound crown with a fourth round finish.
According to The Athletic, the champion received £3m for the defence, which was not even on pay-per-view in America.
And the challenger was paid a cool £1.5m – despite his rival Amir Khan getting a reported £4m when he was stopped by Crawford in five rounds last year.
Brook was leading the fight in Las Vegas before the brutal round four finish.
But in the end it mattered little, as his early success was canceled out as he was finished on his feet.
Crawford landed a perfectly timed right hand in the southpaw stance which spelled the beginning of the end.
Brook was sent reeling backwards and took punishment on the ropes before a standing eight-count was called.
He was given the chance to fight on but was still dazed as Crawford – who came into the fight with a 75 per cent finish rate – sensed blood.
The Nebraskan landed another right hook over the top and after a string of left hands, Brook was saved by the referee Tony Weeks.
After the stoppage, Brook, 34, admitted: “Never in my career, nobody has ever done that to me in sparring or anything.
“It was one of them… I got caught with a shot I didn’t see. I’m gutted because nobody could’ve gotten me in better condition.
"I was bang on the limit. Maybe I could’ve been a bit more relaxed and loose and let the shots go.”
Crawford, 33, said: “I was trying to gauge the distance. He had good distance.
"I was trying to find my rhythm in between getting my distance together. That’s why it was so competitive at first. I couldn’t get my shots off.
“Kell is a tremendous talent. He came and he tried to take my title. He was in shape.
"He made the weight. There were no excuses to be put on the table. He came off of three wins.
“He lost to the better man.”
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