Kell Brook says Terence Crawford is 'on the same page' to agree fight and could travel to Britain
"We'll have to wait and see. Bob Arum actually said to me, he likes the sound of Britain"
By Richard Damerell
Last Updated: 29/03/20 4:16pm
Kell Brook says Terence Crawford is "on the same page" to agree a fight - and believes the pound-for-pound star could travel to Britain to defend WBO belt.
The former world champion has been named as a potential next opponent by Crawford's promoter Top Rank boss, Bob Arum, who discussed a fight with Brook on his recent trip to Las Vegas.
Brook ended a 14-month absence from the ring with last month's stoppage win over Mark DeLuca, just under the super-welterweight limit, but insists he can still make 147lb to challenge Crawford, the WBO welterweight title holder.
"I saw Bob (Arum) out in America, I seen him walking through the lobby in the MGM Grand," Brook told Sky Sports.
"I basically went over and said: 'You're running out of opponents for Crawford and I'm the guy to beat him. I'm here.'
"I saw Terence Crawford, he said he was ready for it, so everybody is on the same page. Everyone wants to make the fight. We just need to make the numbers count for me, for it to make business sense, and then we can get training and get ready for the fight.
"The weight won't be a problem. Obviously, I'm going to have to get the steppers out, chase the kids around the house and that will help me get the weight off.
"I've got enough time. If we can agree on what we need to, we can get into gear and we can make welterweight for the world title championship."
Crawford has fought in the UK once before, defeating Ricky Burns on points in Scotland to claim the WBO lightweight belt in 2014.
Brook revealed that Arum is interested in taking Crawford back to these shores and admits his ideal venue would be Bramall Lane, the 32,000-seated stadium for his local football club, Sheffield United.
"It probably might be America, but I've heard them talk about Britain," said the 33-year-old. "We'll have to wait and see. Bob Arum actually said to me, he likes the sound of Britain.
"Bramall Lane. Have a win, it would be fantastic."