- Terence Crawford’s defense of the WBO welterweight championship against former IBF titleholder Kell Brook is “in the home stretch”, according to reports from The Athletic and Yahoo Sports.
- Terence Crawford opens as a 1/9 betting favorite, to underdog challenger Kell Brook at 5/1.
Kell Brook and Terence Crawford are set to fight on November 14 on ESPN. This welteright bout has been in the works for quite some time and it appears both sides on agreeing terms. With betting odds for Crawford vs Brook already live, we decided to break them down!
Terence Crawford vs Kell Brook Odds
According to the opening boxing odds Terence Crawford has a 90% implied probability of defeating Kell Brook. While Brook is an elite boxer, Crawford is widely consider the top pound-for-pound best boxer in the world.
At these odds you would have to bet $900 to net $100 profit on Crawford. For Kell Brook his odds against Terence Crawford, mean if you bet $100 you could win $500. At the moment just moneyline odds are available to bet on.
Once the fight draws nearer expect more betting options which we’ve broken down in this how to bet on boxing guide.
Is Kell Brook Being Overlooked?
This is the definition of a track fight, they want Crawford to show his prowess compared to Errol Spence when he fought Brook. Everyone will be expecting Terence Crawford to turn up and make quick work of Brook, which might not be the case.
Kell Brook has a huge opportunity here and he shouldn’t be overlooked. The one major disadvantage is that Kell Brook has had limited success in this upper weight-classes (his only two losses to GGG & Errol Spence Jr).
This should make for an exciting fight. Crawford is essentially a counter puncher, it comes natural to him. While Brook comes forward and attacks, which should blend for quick and tactical bout.
Meanwhile on the same month, Errol Spence will fight Danny Garcia, with odds on that fight here. Spence vs Garcia is the much bigger fight, but for Crawford needs to stay active and Brook has a name that’s good enough for him to face.
Overall we believe Brook is being overlooked especially by US bettors, the fight should be more competitive than the odds suggest. Stay tuned to Betting Insider Journal for the latest boxing odds, news and analysis!