And this caused me great concern, wonderful timing by ref. Weeks in hindsight because afterwards Brook asked his trainer "What just happened?". Did you see Crawford's reaction to the stoppage, to me it seemed he was literally about to stick his tongue out at Brook and celebrate when he realised that Brook was in bad shape and his expression instantly turned to one of deep concern for a fellow athlete, he looked despondent for a few seconds and then Weeks was trying to get Brook away from Crawford until Crawford said (I think) "I wanna hug him" (that sounded like what he said) and then Weeks understood Crawford wasn't going to gloat or antagonise Brook.I predicted stoppage after round 9. I was both right, and wrong, but more right.
Brook had no idea where he was after that first knockdown.
Although I knew Brook was getting stopped as most of us did, I didn't expect it would be after the first meaningful shot landed, people are comparing Crawford's win and Spence Jr's win and noting that there was a 7 round difference but I think if Spence Jr fought this version of Brook he would do a similar job, not to take anything away from Bud though but unfortunately he was never going to get the credit Spence Jr got for beating Brook as his stock had dropped significantly since that fight.