After 11 months out of action, Terence Crawford once again proved why he's very much in the conversation as the No. 1 pound-for-pound boxer in the world on Saturday, as he scored a TKO victory over Kell Brook in the fourth round of his WBO welterweight title defense. Crawford entered the fight as a heavy favorite but was down on two of the three judges' scorecards entering the fourth round (28-29, 28-29, 29-28).
He caught Brook with a big punch early in the fourth and sent him stumbling into the ropes. Brook recovered during the referee's count, but it didn't last much longer than that. Crawford finished Brook moments later with another flurry of punches, forcing the referee to step in and stop the fight.
As Crawford remained undefeated, boxers, athletes and others took to social media in reaction to the victory and to ask for the fight boxing fans have hoped for the past few years: a bout with Errol Spence.
Crawford finishes people in street fight mode! #P4P— Devin Haney (@Realdevinhaney) November 15, 2020
My bad 4 Rounds🥴 TOO EZ😤😤 @terencecrawford— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) November 15, 2020
Just like that!!!!! Crawford adjusts like no one else. The slow start with him means NOTHING. Wow. The man is legit. #boxing— Lou DiBella (@loudibella) November 15, 2020
And he does it again @tbudcrawford ! Congrats!!— ClaressaT-rexShields (@Claressashields) November 15, 2020
These welterweights don't want it B. Crawford is real. #CrawfordBrook— LLCOOLJ (@llcoolj) November 15, 2020
Arum said Crawford could've competed with the great welterweights of the past with the likes of Ray Leonard, Hearns era. Bold statement. I think I might agree.— Rougarou (@RPrograis) November 15, 2020
Terrence Crawford a bad boy!!! #CrawfordBrook— Joseph Diaz (@JosephDiazJr) November 15, 2020
Crawford be fighting like it's a put on— Vince Staples (@vincestaples) November 15, 2020
Dang - Crawford change of pace is what I was worried about - Bud is no joke - he set that shot up a few times in the previous rounds - head up @SpecialKBrook - Crawford is the #P4P king in boxing for me 💯 #CrawfordBrook— Audley Harrison MBE (@audleyharrison) November 15, 2020
Bud is a bad man, a lot quicker than I expected! #CrawfordVsBrook— Michael Conlan (@mickconlan11) November 15, 2020
And he does it again! Man, Crawford picked it up and..... pic.twitter.com/2f0rpi8B7r— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) November 15, 2020
Will we ever get Spence-Crawford❓— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) November 15, 2020