Khan Feels He’s Fought Tougher Opponents than Crawford
Undefeated WBO Welterweight Champion Terence Crawford is referred to as one of the best, if not the best, pound-for-pound boxers in the world today. But Amir Khan says it’s all a ruse.
Crawford and Khan are scheduled to face off for the championship on April 20 at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Khan comes in as a heavy underdog, but the British former world champion said he feels everyone is fooled by their records and not the quality of the fighters they have each faced.
“Look at my resume, look at the people I’ve beaten,” Khan said. “My resume is a lot better than Terence Crawford’s. I’ve fought better opponents, beaten better opponents. Okay fine, he’s unbeaten, but I’m sure I would be unbeaten if I fought all the guys he did.”
Khan has scored victories over the likes of Zab Judah, Marcos Maidana, Chris Algieri, Marco Antonio Barrera and Paulie Malignaggi. His four losses have come at the hands of Canelo Alvarez, Lamont Peterson, Breidis Prescott and Danny Garcia, though Khan has never lost at 147 pounds.
Crawford’s biggest wins have come against Yuriokis Gamboa, Viktor Postol and Jeff Horn, along with a win over Julius Indongo that claimed him the undisputed super lightweight title.
“[Crawford has] not fought anyone like me,” Khan said. “This is his hardest fight on paper in his boxing professional career. That should say it all.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene