British ex-welterweight champion (up to 66.7 kg) Kell Brook (39-2-0, 27 KO), talking about his chances against American Terence Crawford (36-0-0, 27 KO), compared his current position with the eminent compatriot Joe Calzaghe in early 2006.
Recall that in March 2006, 33-year-old Calzaghe went to the young and undefeated American champion Jeff Lacey and declassified him after twelve rounds.
“Everyone writes me off because of what happened to me. Nobody gives me a chance, but look at the fight between Joe Calzaghe and Jeff Lacey. This is one of the comparisons that came to my mind. The way Joe dominated that fight … That’s what I’m set for.
Opposite me will be arguably the best fighter in the world. And I haven’t played in welterweight for so many years, lost and broke my eye sockets. But you will have to reckon with me if I step into the ring and show a performance worthy of a world champion, ”Brooke said.