Terence Crawford Issues A Warning To The Welterweight Division
Terence Crawford has been ruling the welterweight division for a while now. Since grabbing the WBO welterweight title in 2018, he has been on a roll.
After wiping out the super lightweight division before 2018, he had a tougher time in the 147lb division, but ended up getting the better of opponents much heavier and stronger than him.
Now, he has issued a warning to the other big names of the welterweight division after having cemented his legacy in recent years.
“They should have listened and fought me before I grew into the weight class,” the 34-year-old wrote on his social media account. “Now it’s over with.”
Crawford has been looking for big fights for a while, even before he knocked out Shawn Porter in his last title defense. He is eyeing fights with ex-unified champion Keith Thurman, former amateur rival Danny Garcia and particularly the IBF/WBC titlist, Errol Spence Jr.
In a separate development, Crawford has launched a lawsuit against his former promotion, Top Rank, for snubbing him in big fights. He has claimed that the promotion treated him differently due to his race.
He has demanded nearly $10 million in compensation. Since leaving Top Rank after a decade in November 2021, he has been criticizing Bob Arum for intentionally not arranging a fight against Errol Spence Jr.