Kell Brook issues warning to Terence Crawford ahead of world title clash

Brook knows the spotlight is on Terence Crawford going into their fight in Las Vegas on Saturday (Image: Action Images via Reuters)

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Kell Brook has warned Terence Crawford to beware The Silent Assassin as the two men prepare for their showdown in Las Vegas on Saturday.

American Crawford’s WBO World welterweight title will be on the line in ‘The Bubble’ at the MGM Grand.

And Brook is confident that the fact there is no added pressure on him for the first time in years means will do the business and become a two-time world champion.

The Sheffield star said: “I have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

WBO welterweight champion Crawford, who beat Amir Khan in April 2019, is the No.1 opponent Brook has faced, according to the Brit
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“Terence hasn’t boxed anyone who has my punch power and I’m relaxed.

“The spotlight has always been on me, there has always been a lot of pressure to perform, and for this one, everyone is writing me off.

“But, quietly in the background, I know what I have been doing — training in silence — and I know I’m going to be devastating.

“ The Silent Assassin , that’s what they’re going to call me.”

The last time Brook fought at welterweight, he was beaten by Errol Spence Junior in 2017 as he tried to win back the IBF World title he had lost in his previous outing to Gennady Golovkin.

He later complained of being weight drained but, despite that, the 34-year-old is adamant he is in prime condition for this one.

He added: “I’m fighting arguably the best pound-for pound fighter in the world.

“I’ve had to be on my game, I’ve had to do things I’ve never done — go to bed really early, make sure I’m getting the rest, make sure I’m fuelled up — and there hasn’t been one stone left unturned.

“I could have fought yesterday, I could fight tomorrow, I’m more than ready for this fight.

“I knew it was brewing and very highly likely to happen, so I started working on myself and getting my weight down before it was really there.

“That meant I was already in a really good state when it did get announced.

“I had been so meticulous with the diet and training and the rest, I’d made sure it was perfect because, with this opportunity, I have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

“It’s my time, and time to just get it absolutely spot on for once in my life and be perfect in this fight, because that’s what I’ll need to be to beat someone like Terence.

“I’d have to put him as No.1 of the opponents I’ve faced just because of how he has been dealing with all these people and how he can switch it and everything else.

Brook celebrates victory over Mark DeLuca in his last outing in February
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“But I feel like the stars are aligning — I flew out of the UK just before lockdown and a lot of numbers that are very important to me have been appearing in my life.

“I’ve been waking up at the time I like to wake up, all these things have been coming into line.

“Those things where you think, ‘Look at that, I can’t believe it’.

“It’s the law of attraction and I’m attracting nothing but positivity.

“I’m going in there to win and I’m going to go out and get what I want to get.”