Boxing tonight as Kell Brook and Katie Taylor

Kell Brook and Katie Taylor take centre stage tonight as British and Irish fighters look to win or keep hold of world titles.

Brook has travelled to Las Vegas to challenge welterweight ruler Terence Crawford in a bid to become a two-weight champion.

He faces an uphill challenge but is confident he can pull off one of the biggest upsets ever by a British fighter.

And back in London, Taylor will defend her lightweight belts against mandatory challenger Miriam Gutierrez.

On her undercard, Terri Harper will defend her world title against Katharina Thanderz while John Docherty steps up a level against Jack Cullen.

Here is everything you need to know about tonight's fights…

Kell Brook vs Terence Crawford

Fight start time

The fight is likely to start between 4.30am and 5am in the UK; that's between 8.30pm and 9pm in Las Vegas where the fight is taking place. UK fight fans will have to decide between staying up all night or setting an alarm.

The TV broadcast will start from midnight with the undercard.

TV channel information

The fight will be shown on Premier Sports after neither Sky Sports nor BT Sport picked it up. Premier Sports 1 can be found on Sky channel 412 and Virgin Media channel 551 but you will need a subscription.

If you sign up for six months, it will cost £9.99 per month or you can pay £11.99 on a month-by-month basis.

To sign up, visit the website.

Live stream information

The only official live stream is via the Premier Sports website via the Premier Player and a subscription costs either £9.99 or £11.99 a month as explained above.

Once subscribed, you can watch the fight on either your desktop computer, smart TV or mobile device.

To sign up, visit the website.

Undercard

Joshua Franco vs Andrew Moloney

Joshua Greer Jr vs Edwin Rodriguez

Tyler Howard vs KeAndrae Leatherwood

Raymond Muratalla vs Luis Porozo

Duke Ragan vs Sebastian Gutierrez

Vegas Larfield vs Juan Alberto Flores

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Kell Brook claims he could retire after his showdown with Terence Crawford regardless of the outcome.

Brook challenges WBO welterweight king Crawford in The Bubble at the Las Vegas MGM Grand early tomorrow morning and says he would have nothing left to prove if he beat the pound-for-pound contender.

He also says he would consider his future if he lost because he has put everything into this fight against the undefeated three-division world champ.

“I could happily retire, knowing I’ve beaten the best,” said Brook, who has had 41 fights in his 16-year pro career. “What else do you want from me? I’d have beaten the king of boxing.

“If I don’t win I would have to sit down with my family because I know I’ve done everything asked of me.

“So if I get beat by the better man, I’ve got to sit down with my family and think what do I do next.”

Brook, 34, is a huge underdog against Crawford and this clash, which will earn him one of his best purses of £1.5million, has probably come four or five years too late.

Replacing trainer Dominic Ingle with the unknown Carlos Formento has not helped his slim chances and he has not fought at 147 since losing his IBF crown to Errol Spence Junior in May 2017.

Yet Brook is bullish and insists he will do better than his rival Amir Khan did last year when he was pulled out by his corner after taking a painful low blow from Crawford.

“I feel he was looking for a way out,” said Brook, who claims he is still interested in a fight with Khan. “He didn’t give value to the fans.

“I won’t be like that. I know I’ve got to be the best I’ve ever been to beat Terence Crawford and I believe I can get the job done.”

Brook refuses to be intimidated by Crawford and claims the American is over-rated.

“He’s very, very good, but I think they’re getting carried away with him,” he said. “I don’t believe the hype. He’s got to show me why he’s ranked pound for pound because I don’t believe he is what they say he is.”

Brook will fulfil a career-long ambition when he fights at the iconic MGM Grand and his only disappointment is that no fans will be present.

“This is what fighters dream about,” he said. “I’ve dreamt about it since I was nine and to see my name up in lights in Las Vegas is what dreams are made of.

“I would have loved the fans to be there. I draw strength from them, but it’s going to be the same for him.”

Katie Taylor vs Miriam Gutierrez

Fight start time

The fights start at 6.10pm on the Sky Sports Facebook page with the next fight starting at 7pm. Katie Taylor will likely be in the ring at around 10.30pm.

TV channel information

The fights will be shown on Sky Sports Arena from 7pm but will also be shown for free on Sky Sports' YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Live stream information

The fights can be streamed via the Sky Go app on your desktop or mobile device and also through the Sky Sports' YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Undercard

Terri Harper vs Katharina Thanderz

Rachel Ball vs Jorgelina Guanini

John Docherty vs Jack Cullen

Thomas Whittaker Hart vs Jermaine Springer

Ukashir Farooq vs Angel Aviles

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Katie Taylor is proud to headline the first UK show featuring three women’s world title fights.

Taylor defends her undisputed lightweight crown at the SSE Arena Wembley tonight while Terri Harper puts her WBC super-featherweight belt on the line and Rachel Ball challenges for the vacant interm WBC super-bantamweight crown.

The unbeaten Irish superstar is delighted to be part of the history-making bill and says women’s boxing is booming in the UK.

“It’s an honour to be headlining such an historic show,” said Taylor, who faces mandatory challenger Miriam Gutierrez. “I never thought when I turned pro four years ago that I would see three female world title fights on one card, so this is absolutely huge.

“We’re in this sport to inspire the next generation and to leave a legacy. I think all the female fighters are on the rise.”

Harper, 24, is determined to prove she is better than she showed last time in her controversial draw with Natasha Jonas, which ended her 100 per cent winning record, when she faces mandatory challenger Katharina Thanderz

Many felt Harper lost and the Yorkshire fighter said: “I definitely feel I’ve got a lot to prove from my last performance.

“I’ve seen a few people on social media saying I can’t even box. I haven’t done bad for someone who can’t box!

“For me, it’s about proving to myself that I belong up at this elite level.”

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