Terence Crawford cemented his claim as the best welterweight on the planet with a sweet 4th round TKO of Kell Brook to retain his WBO Welterweight Championship.
Crawford got credit for a knockdown of Brook in the fourth because Brook needed the ropes to keep him up. About 15 seconds later, the fight was waved off for good, giving Crawford a TKO win.
Brook was so stunned that he didn’t even know what happened. He could be seen asking his corner that question after the fight.
“I was just trying to gauge the distance and I was trying to find my rhythm in between getting my distance together,” Crawford said. “That’s why it was so competitive early, I couldn’t get my shots off.”
Brook made no excuses for his performance afterwards.
“This is boxing. I obviously got caught with a shot I didn’t see and the referee waved…