- Terence Crawford TKO-4 Kell Brook (1:14) [Recap]
- Joshua Franco NC-2 Andrew Moloney [Recap]
- Joshua Greer Jr D-8 Edwin Rodriguez (76-76, 76-76, 77-75) [Recap]
- Tyler Howard UD-8 KeAndrae Leatherwood (76-74, 77-74, 77-73) [Recap]
- Duke Ragan UD-4 Sebastian Gutierrez (40-35, 40-35, 40-35) [Recap]
- Vegas Larfield TKO-3 Juan Alberto Flores (1:07) [Recap]
- Raymond Muratalla TKO-3 Luis Porozo (2:40) [Recap]
Round By Round
Terence Crawford vs Kell Brook
Round 1: Crawford comes out to center ring and Brook throws a feint. Crawford measures with a couple of jabs and then steps off to the side. Brook misses on a jab but both fighters have been hesitant to throw anything in the opening minute of the fight. Crawford jabs to the body. Brook misses on a jab upstairs. Brook feints again and then sticks a jab upstairs. Straight right hand touches the body for Crawford but Brook lands a counter jab right after. Jab to the body lands for Brook. Jab lands upstairs for Brook again. Brook tries a one-two but doesn’t land. Jab lands upstairs again for Brook. Crawford misses on a right hand to the body. Brook sticks a left hand upstairs and Crawford misses on a left hook. Jab lands downstairs for Brook. I think Brook takes the round with his work in the last minute of the round. Brook 10-9.
Round 2: Both fighters meet at center ring and Brook tries a jab to the body. Crawford feints and then misses on a couple punches. Brook misses on his counter attack. Now Brook lands a straight jab upstairs. Brook has been having good success with his jab early. Crawford starts moving a little more laterally now Brook tries a right hand to the body. Both fighters trade jabs this time. Crawford tries to go to the body with an uppercut but doesn’t land it well. Counter right scores for Crawford. Uppercut comes from Brook which makes grazing contact. Crawford turns southpaw for the first time in the fight and tries to jab but gets countered by Brook. I’m going to edge this round to Brook too. Brook 20-18.
Round 3: Brook comes to center ring and jockey’s for position with Crawford. Crawford lands a counter left hand. Now Crawford partially lands a lead jab from the southpaw stance. Crawford steps to Brook and lands a jab. Two body shots come from Crawford, then a couple of jabs upstairs. Lead right hand lands for Brook. Staight right lands to the body for Brook. Right hand lead comes from Brook again. Two punches from Crawford come up just short. Right hand lead lands for Brook again. Right hook lands for Crawford this time. Crawford throws a right hook to the body to end the round. Crawford 10-9.
Round 4: Crawford paws with a jab from the southpaw stance and then Brook starts pressing forward, looking for a right hand opportunity. Jab lands for Brook as Crawford lands one in return. Hard shot from Crawford knocks Brook back into the ropes and Brook stumbles badly! It’s ruled a knockdown and Brook’s face is hurt! Crawford comes forward and strafes Brook with a few more hard shots and Brook is done! Crawford TKO-4!
Joshua Franco vs Andrew Moloney
Round 1: Moloney comes out with a quick jab that gets picked off. Franco tries to meet him with his own jab and they both trade at center ring. Both fighters trade jabs again, Moloney tries to citcle out. Moloney tries to jab downstairs as Franco throws a hook upstairs. Franco stalks forward and jabs, moving Moloney back a little. Moloney throws a combination off the ropes and gets back to center ring. Straight right hand to the body scores for Moloney. Now Moloney throws a left hook to the body. Check hook makes partial contact for Franco. Franco has a little damage to his eye from an accidental head clash. Moloney 10-9.
Round 2: Franco’s eye is worse coming into this round, nearly swollen shut already from that head clash. Moloney takes advantage and comes out on the attack, look to the body and head. Jab to the body lands for Franco but Moloney is keeping more active with Franco’s vision compromised. Referee calls a timeout to have a doctor look at Franco’s eye. Doctor says Franco can continue for now. Moloney is getting off first as Franco tries to apply pressure. Counter right hand lands for Franco. Left to the body lands for Moloney. Short combination comes from Moloney. Moloney 10-9, 20-18.
Round 3: Another timeout to evaluate Franco’s eye. Franco can’t continue with his eye in this shape, which was ruled from an accidental head clash. There’s a debate about whether or not that was actually an accidental head clash in the first round but for now we have a no decision.
Tonight beginning at 7 pm ET on ESPN+ for prelims and continuing at 10 pm ET on ESPN for the main card, Terence Crawford returns in the Top Rank Boxing main event to defend the WBO welterweight title against Kell Brook.
Wil Esco will be on the round-by-round call for the main fights starting at 10 pm ET, and we’ll be here with fight-by-fight results and discussion for the full card.
The unbeaten Crawford has been in need of a big fight, and while this isn’t exactly what anyone has been dying to see — they want him against the top PBC names — Brook can’t be overlooked, either. The veteran former titlist is returning to welterweight and brings some danger, some good skill and some real power, but he will for sure be the underdog here. But he’s not a guy Crawford can afford to just look past as if it’s a gimme, either.
How to Watch Crawford vs Brook
Date: Saturday, Nov. 14 | Start Time: 7:00 pm ET (Prelims) / 10:00 pm ET (Main Card)
Location: Top Rank Bubble, Las Vegas, NV
TV: ESPN | Stream: ESPN+ (Prelims)
In the co-feature, Joshua Franco will defend the WBA secondary “world” 115-pound title he won from Andrew Moloney in a rematch of their entertaining June bout. The prelims will feature bantamweight Joshua Greer Jr looking to bounce back from an upset loss in June, plus middleweight Tyler Howard, lightweight Raymond Muratalla, featherweight Duke Ragan, and bantamweight Vegas Larfield in action.
Join us tonight!
Prelims (ESPN+, 7:00 pm ET)
- Joshua Greer Jr (22-2-1, 12 KO) vs Edwin Rodriguez (11-5-1, 5 KO), bantamweights, 8 rounds
- Tyler Howard (18-0, 11 KO) vs KeAndrae Leatherwood (22-7-1, 13 KO), middleweights, 8 rounds
- Duke Ragan (2-0, 1 KO) vs Sebastian Gutierrez (1-0, 1 KO), featherweights, 4 rounds
- Vegas Larfield (1-0, 1 KO) vs Juan Alberto Flores (2-0-1, 0 KO), banatmweights, 4 rounds
- Raymond Muratalla (10-0, 8 KO) vs Luis Porozo (15-4, 8 KO), lightweights, 6 rounds
Main Card (ESPN, 10:00 pm ET)
- Terence Crawford (36-0, 27 KO) vs Kell Brook (39-2, 27 KO), welterweights, 12 rounds, for Crawford’s WBA title
- Joshua Franco (17-1-2, 8 KO) vs Andrew Moloney (21-1, 14 KO), junior bantamweights, 12 rounds