Crawford Brook Final Press Conference
WBO welterweight world champion Terence Crawford and Kell Brook met Wednesday afternoon at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for the final press conference. The two square off this Saturday at the "Bubble" at MGM Grand in Las Vegas live on ESPN and Deportes .
Here is what they had to say
“I’ve always felt that I’m number one pound-for-pound in the world. This is what I do.”
“I’m not the one to quit on a fight, but I can’t say the same about him. I wish him the best."
“At the end of the day, this is nothing new to me. I have fought in an arena where there are 50 people. I'll go in there and get the job done as I always do.”
"I’ve been after this fight for a long time. I’m more than ready! I’m in the best condition of my life, and I’m ready to become a two-time world champion. I’m like fine wine. I’m getting better as I get older. I’m ready."
”I think Terence knows I’m not an easy fight. I want him to bring the best out of me. I’m pushing myself to perform the best I can. I pulled myself away from my family and from all the distractions. I’m making the sacrifice of being away from my family because I want to be great."
“It will be great for the UK for me to come through and become world champ against the number one fighter in the world. I know who Terence is, and that’s why I have prepared the way I have. I’m a big welterweight, and I can punch with both hands. This is what I do. The talking is done. All the work has been done. It’s time to perform."
Also at the press conference the co-feature fighters, WBA super flyweight world champion Joshua "El Profesor" Franco will square off in a rematch agaisnt Andrew "The Monster" Moloney. Franco upset Moloney via unanimous decision on June 23. Here is what the two had to say.
“It’s great to be back in The Bubble, and now that I have the title, it is even better. I have more confidence and I’m getting better. I have the confidence of having Robert (Garcia) in my corner. That is great. He has great experience. We are looking for better opportunities after Saturday.”
“I’ve never been so determined to do something in my life. I’m thankful for the opportunity to redeem myself. For the past five months, I have prepared myself to leave with that belt around my waist. That belt means everything to me. It’s my son’s future. I’m not leaving without it."
“It wasn’t my best night, but you are going to see a much better fighter this time around. He is going to think he is in the ring with a different fighter."