Who Does Terence Crawford Have His Eyes On?
Crawford (36-0), the WBO Welterweight Champion, is looking to face some stiff competition whenever he makes his return back to boxing. One fighter that would make for an interesting matchup would be against former champion Shawn Porter. When speaking with ESPN, “Bud” discussed the idea of facing Porter, who just recently lost a world title.
“That’s a good fight,” Crawford said, via Boxing Scene. “If that’s a fight that [Porter] wants to pursue, we can talk about it, and so be it. I don’t duck no fighter. I never turned down no fighter, so I won’t stop now. My whole thing was I’m looking for the titles, and I’m trying to become undisputed. Me and Shawn are good friends.”
Porter (30-3-1) is a former IBF and WBC Welterweight Champion. The 32-year-old won the WBC title against Danny Garcia and successfully defended it once. “Showtime” would lose the belt in a “Fight of the Year” contender against Errol Spence Jr. back in September. Top Rank’s Bob Arum said the star from Premier Boxing Champions would be an option for Crawford if a Pacquiao fight were to not happen.
“Bud” won his last bout in December over Egidijus Kavaliauskas via TKO. It was the third time defending the WBO belt he won from Jeff Horn back in 2018. Porter claims the two were in talks to fight one another before the coronavirus pandemic halted action, but Crawford believes the opposite.
“My whole thing was before he lost to Errol Spence, there was no mention of, ‘Let’s have a unification fight’ or no nothing. So I feel some type of way about that,” Crawford went on to say. “It don’t matter. We all got to fight each other. I want to fight everybody.”
Regardless, Crawford admires their friendship and would be interested in a fight. It is unknown when Crawford would return, however, as he is taking a stand to avoid a pay cut.