Terence Crawford Explains Why Shawn Porter Is His Toughest Test Yet
Terence Crawford (37-0, 28 KOs) is aware of the threat that Shawn Porter poses to his WBO welterweight title.
The champ feels that Porter is the toughest boxer he will share the ring within the Pay-Per-View main event on November 20 at Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas.
This is the fifth time Crawford is defending his title. He became the champ in June 2018 when he knocked out Jeff Horn in the ninth round.
“On paper, it is my toughest test,” Crawford told ESPN’s Mark Kriegel. “Shawn Porter has been in the ring with all the champions in the welterweight division except Manny Pacquiao… He does have a lot of experience. Shawn Porter does have talent, skills, and he’s gonna come to fight on November 20.
“They’re going to understand why certain fights haven’t manifested and come to fruition because he’s that good.”
Since switching to the welterweight division, Crawford feels that there have been many doubts looming on him. This title fight is his best chance to prove his critics wrong.
“Hands down, I feel like this is a fight where I can make a huge statement in the welterweight division. Because of everything I’ve done, the question is always well what about welterweight? Welterweight this, or welterweight that,” the undefeated boxer continued.