Crawford Expects Caution From Welterweights After Horn
After his dissection of now former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn, Terence Crawford feels other elite welterweights may take a step back from wanting to face him.
On the list for the Nebraska native are Errol Spence Jr., Keith Thurman, Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter, but Crawford feels after his nine round showcase in Las Vegas, that they may seek caution.
“I feel like I just displayed my talent and my power,” Crawford said during the press conference following his ninth-round stoppage of Horn on Saturday night. “He’s supposed to be a big welterweight in the division. And they see how I dealt with him, so they’re gonna be a little cautious.”
Spence, who fights against Carlos Ocampo on June 16th wants to “clean up my side of the street” before fighting Crawford.
Spence has set his sights on facing WBA champ Keith Thurman, and the winner of the vacant WBC title fight between Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter, before Crawford.
“I feel like I’m getting better and better,” Crawford said. “I feel like I’m stronger. I’m more, you know, energized. I feel like this is a great division for me.”
“Right now, we’re gonna go home, enjoy this win… We’ve been out the ring for a long time [since August 19], so we’re just happy to be back in the ring and we’re gonna make up a plan and see where we go. But I assure you that we’re looking for the biggest fights out there.”