Kell Brook’s career is ‘all over’ after Terence Crawford defeat, says Mike Costello

Kell Brook (right) is hit by a punch from Terence Crawford (left) while against the ropes
Kell Brook lost for the third time in 42 fights against Terence Crawford in Las Vegas

Kell Brook’s career is “all over at the elite level” after his defeat by Terence Crawford, says BBC Radio 5 Live boxing commentator Mike Costello.

Former IBF welterweight champion Brook, 34, sustained serious eye injuries in his two previous defeats by Gennady Golovkin and Errol Spence Jr.

“At the elite level, it’s all over for Brook,” said Costello.

“It was quite uncomfortable watching a former world champion pawing away at his eyes and cheekbones.

“That was the worrying thing for me – he clearly has a problem with those injuries.”

Brook won his first 36 bouts, including an impressive points victory over American Shawn Porter to claim the IBF welterweight title in California in 2014.

But he broke his right eye socket in defeat by middleweight Golovkin in 2016 before suffering the same injury

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Kell Brook vows to shock Terence Crawford in toughest test of his career

Kell Brook says: I know that if I walk away from the sport I want to know I have done everything I can.
Brook has 39 wins and two defeats in his career

Kell Brook believes an “obsession” over the biggest fight of his career will help him shock the boxing world when he faces Terence Crawford on Saturday.

The Briton, 34, challenges Crawford in Las Vegas and must become the first man to beat the American if he is to take his WBO world welterweight title.

“I know people are writing me off, saying I’m 34 and haven’t made welterweight for years,” said Brook.

“I feel this is the moment where I become great in this fight.

“If you had seen me in the last four or five months I have been obsessed,” Brook told the BBC 5 Live Boxing Podcast from his base in Las Vegas.

“I’ve sacrificed, taken myself away from my girls and been training so hard because I know that if I walk away from the sport I

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