By George Priestman: There comes a time in any fighters’ career when they must dare to be great. To take a big fight against a great opponent in the hope of creating a historic event, a career-defining fight. Kell Brook has dared to be great before and come up short. But at 34, he has found perhaps his last chance at the elite level in a world welterweight title fight against the great Terence Crawford. He’s aiming for the top and for legacy; simply put, this is the last dance.
The last dance was a brilliant miniseries documenting the NBA’s greatest ever team, the Chicago Bulls, as they went for their sixth NBA title in eight years. It was based on the fact that the core members of the team would be split up come the following year. The narrative being that it was one last attempt at glory. Brook takes on Crawford, a candidate for the best pound for pound fighter on the planet, at aged 34 after a long but mostly successful career. Many believe that this is his last chance.
The Sheffield fighter took some serious damage in the Errol Spence and Gennady Golovkin fights, which occurred back to back, some eight months apart. Suffering a fractured right eye socket against Golovkin and a broken left orbital bone against Spence. This led to only three fights in three years. Winning all of three of those with two stoppages and one points decision.