Bob Arum says the UK fans will be able to watch the Terence Crawford vs. Kell Brook fight live on November 14th, possibly on FITE TV at less than half-price of what they would normally pay for pay-per-view. Arum is still trying to work a deal with BT Sport and Sky to have one of those two networks to show the Crawford-Brook fight.
But if neither of them chooses to show the fight in the UK, then Arum is convinced FITE TV will show it. They’re the company that showed last Saturday’s fight between Teofimo Lopez and Vasily Lomachenko to UK boxing fans. It’s a good fight. Kell Brook is an elite fighter, and he’s shown that. He’s beaten Shawn Porter, said Arum to IFL TV on Terence Crawford’s next fight.
He’s going to give Terence a run for his money. I think it’s a really good fight. I’ve been talking to Kell Brook’s people for months now, and they believe they can win the title. Talking to ESPN, it’s going to get the same treatment in the United States as the Loma-Lopez fight just got. So we think it’s going to be a huge fight of millions of sports fan watching the fight on November 14th, Arum said.
Eddie has a budget, and he’s not going to use his budget on his non-fights. Sky is in it not to support boxing, but to see what money it can grab out of boxing out of pay-per-view. They’re not looking to invest in the sport the way ESPN is. If that’s where we have to go with the Brook fight, then that’s what we’ll do, said Arum about Top Rank potentially showing Crawford vs. Brook on FITE TV in the UK.