Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford’s upcoming welterweight title defence against former title holder Kell Brook will be aired live on Premier Sports 1 in the UK, it has been announced.
In a statement released by Premier Sports and Top Rank, the sports channel divulged they had claimed the rights to the highly anticipated bout.
Sheffield-born Brook, who will fight in the United States for the first time in six years, exclaimed: “I am delighted to announce that my fans across the UK will be able to watch me fight Terence Crawford for the welterweight world title LIVE on Premier Sports.
“It’s bonfire season, and I’m going to be bringing the fireworks, so make sure you subscribe and tune in to watch me become two-time world champion, baby!”
Coverage of the showdown, which takes place in Las Vegas, begins at 12.30am on Sunday 15 November for British boxing enthusiasts’ viewing.
CEO of Premier Sports, Richard Sweeney, said: “We are delighted to partner with Top Rank and broadcast this massively anticipated fight next month. There is huge interest in this event from fans in the UK, and we’re pleased to make it live and exclusive to Premier Sports customers.”
Brook is the fourth opponent to test Crawford’s resolve but the reigning champion has retained the belt on each occasion.
“I commend Premier Sports for stepping up to broadcast Crawford-Brook. Terence is a generational talent, and I strongly believe Kell has the skills to give him a tremendous challenge,” stated Bob Arum, Top Rank Chairman.
“The UK boxing fans deserved an outlet to watch this fight, and thanks to Premier Sports, they will have an opportunity to do so.”
The telecast will also show the junior bantamweight rematch between Joshua Franco and Andrew Moloney.