Terence Crawford Says He’ll Make His Case As Top Boxer Vs. Shawn Porter
Terence Crawford said he’s going to cement himself as the top boxer.
But Crawford (37-0, 28 KOs) isn’t just aiming to be the top seed of his welterweight division. His end goal is to be the best fighter in all of boxing – even over the middleweight sensation Canelo Alvarez, who is labeled by many as the No. 1 pound-for-pound boxer.
Crawford is ranked as the world’s second-best active pound-for-pound boxer by ESPN and BoxRec.
“This fight is really going to show the caliber of fighter that I am and the skill set that I (possess at welterweight),” Crawford said.
“They’re going to look at me and say, ‘Oh, this is the reason why certain fights haven’t manifested or come to fruition because he’s that good.’”
Crawford is scheduled to face Shawn Porter on November 20 in Las Vegas. Fans have said, though Crawford is undefeated, he has yet to face an A-level opponent.
But in comes Porter (31-3-1, 17 KOs) who has faced fighters like Errol Spence Jr. (split decision loss), Adrien Broner (unanimous decision win), Keith Thurman (unanimous decision loss) and Yordenis Ugas (split decision win) to name a few.
“What does it mean to fight Shawn right now is putting that little extra stamp on being considered the best welterweight,” Crawford added.