Crawford Coach: Thurman Fight Tougher Than Spence

Even with an all but confirmed fight against Amir Khan awaiting him in the spring, Terence Crawford’s team is looking at unification.

Speaking with Fight Hub TV, Crawford’s head trainer Brian McIntyre believes that Keith Thurman and not Errol Spence Jr. would be the tougher fight for the Nebraska native.

“You see what size does to you – nothing – when he beat Benavidez,” McIntyre said of Crawford’s October stoppage of Benavidez. “Benavidez is way bigger than him, taller than him. But that didn’t mean nothing. You know, his punches didn’t even move Terence. So, size don’t mean anything. But Thurman – he’s mobile, good with his punches. He punches from different angles.”

“One of the champions – Porter, Spence or Thurman,” McIntyre said, citing his hopes for Crawford in 2019. “You know what I’m saying? We want the best, man. You know, we’re getting older now. Terence said he wanna call it quits in the near future, so we might as well go ahead and get the big guys out there, the other champions.”

“They don’t want none of that work. They don’t wanna mess with Terence, man. They see what Terence do to people. He ruin careers.”

Quotes Transcribed by Bad Left Hook

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