Crawford Looks to Unify with Spence
WBO Welterweight Champion Terence Crawford is next set to defend against Amir Khan on April 20 at Madison Square Garden, but there’s another name in mind he wants to face soon.
Crawford is referred to as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport, but he is not the only welterweight champion in those ranks. There’s also IBF champion Errol Spence Jr., who recently scored a one-sided unanimous decision win against another pound-for-pound great in Mikey Garcia back on March 16 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.
Crawford says there is only one way to determine which of the two welterweights is the better man — and that’s for each of them to put their title on the line against the other.
“I want the fight. Let me just say that right now,” Crawford said. “Just to show the world I’m the best welterweight in the division.”
It’s a fight many fans and experts feel to be one of the best fights in boxing that hasn’t been made yet. It may be a tough fight to make as well due to their promoters, as Crawford is tied down to Top Rank, while Spence is promoted by Premier Boxing Champions.
Some may feel that Crawford wouldn’t be able to handle Spence’s size anyways, but Crawford wants his critics to just wait and see.
“I feel confident matching up with anybody,” Crawford said. “I can box, I can bang, I can switch, I can punch, I’m not slow.”
Should Crawford get by Khan, a unification bout could take place next, but it may not come against Spence. A meeting with WBC champion Shawn Porter has been discussed.
Original Story: TMZ Sports