Prior to Crawford facing Errol Spence Jr. Davis made it clear that he could stop Crawford. And as part of that process, he referred to Crawford as having a ‘glass chin’ as he backed Spence to stop him. However, the fight played out differently as Bud knocked down Spence on three occasions as he stopped the welterweight in the ninth round. As a result, Crawford became undisputed in a second weight class as the talk turned towards a Crawford-Davis bout. Bud made it clear that he would be open to the fight at 147.
“He just talkin. You know, he got the confidence in his self that he believe that he can do that, because he been knocking all these fighters out that he’s been in the ring with. You know, so no knock to Tank, but there’s definitely levels. You know, and if he come up to 147 and he’s thinking he’s just gonna knock Terence Crawford out, he got another thing coming.
“Yeah, I’ll stay at 147 for him because that’s a big money fight. It’s a big money fight. You know, yeah, but then what? Everybody gonna say he was too small,” Crawford
Although that may have been the case, now that Davis is ready to make his return following his recent prison release, the lightweight has backtracked from those comments.
“We gonna make sure to tell Terence Crawford to keep your name out his mouth. He’s talking crazy, you think about that one(fight)?”
Gervonta Davis: “Nah, it was just some talking on Twitter(spaces) going back and forth joking around, but you know how people do. I’m the face of… pic.twitter.com/jMpKBWUGcn
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“Nah, it was just some talking on Twitter(spaces) going back and forth joking around, but you know how people do. I’m the face of boxing so they make a big deal out of anything,” Davis
Given that Davis has never fought at 147, expecting him to face the first undisputed welterweight champion of the four-belt era was always going to be hard. So for now, at the very least, the fight appears some way off.