Kell Brook will head into one of the biggest fights of his career next month when he takes on Terence Crawford on November 14.

But British boxing fans may not get the chance to watch the Sheffield star as UK broadcasters hesitate about picking up the fight.

The problem seems to stem from Brook negotiating the deal to face the WBO welterweight champion directly with the American fighter's promoters Top Rank.

Brook is not under contract with any UK promoter but has been working with Matchroom and Eddie Hearn for the last nine years exclusively.

But Hearn had no involvement in making the clash with Crawford and that means Sky Sports, who the Matchroom chief has a TV deal with, are also cold on the fight at the moment.

Kell Brook last fought back in February
Kell Brook last fought back in February

Brook and his father, Terry, negotiated directly with Top Rank after opening talks earlier this year.

The pair built a relationship with Bob Arum's US outfit when Brook travelled to New York to watch British rival Amir Khan take on Crawford in April 2019.

Brook made it clear to Crawford and Arum on that trip that he wanted a shot at the American's WBO title despite most thinking the trip was to keep an eye on bitter rival Khan.

And as lockdown restrictions eased, Arum got in touch.

Kell Brook is due to face Terence Crawford next month
Kell Brook is due to face Terence Crawford next month

Hearn was involved in these talks but Top Rank went directly to Brook a few months ago to discuss Crawford.

The contract has been finalised over the last few weeks and now it is all but agreed as we await official confirmation but there is no UK TV deal at the moment.

Sky Sports have broadcast Brook's last 18 fights including his win over Shawn Porter in America back in 2014 when he became IBF champion.

But they currently have no interest in picking up the Crawford fight because of the cost, their own busy schedule and the fact it will be on at 4am UK time.

Kell Brook's fight with Terence Crawford may not be shown on UK TV
Kell Brook's fight with Terence Crawford may not be shown on UK TV

Hearn is not pushing the broadcaster to secure the bout either as he has a number of fight cards of his own lined up in November and December which already includes three pay-per-view events.

Another reason is that the sum Top Rank would demand for the rights would mean the bout would need to be staged on pay-per-view in the UK to make it financially worthwhile.

Sky and Hearn don't have room for another box office event in November.

That has angered Brook who may be left to see if BT Sport look to broadcast the bout but they have also turned the bout down due to the Sheffield star's link to Sky and cost for a clash that would be staged in the early hours UK time.

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The fight may end up on the Fite TV app which is showing Vasiliy Lomachenko's undisputed lightweight with clash with Teofimo Lopez next Saturday for £9.99.

The Special One, meanwhile, is still on the hunt for a new trainer as he is currently not working with long-time coach Dom Ingle for the fight with the three-weight world champion.

Brook has spoken to other trainers as he continues preparations in Spain.