Via Chris Williams: Terence Crawford is convinced in his mind that he deserves to be #1 pound-for-pound in the sport despite having a curriculum vitae to support your beliefs.
If Crawford is #1 P-4-P in boxing, that will come in handy in negotiations for a super fight against Errol Spence Jr.
Former triple world champion Crawford (38-0.29 KOs) points out that he has won world titles in every division he competes in and has never fought.
Unfortunately for Crawford, the lack of quality names on his record keeps him from being ranked #1 pound-for-pound as the boxers ahead of him have faced good opposition than ..
Crawford told Showtime: “I really know I’m number one. “There are no ifs, ands or buts about it. I have been number one in my eyes for many years. When you ask any die-hard boxing fan, they’ll say Terence Crawford is number one.
Crawford’s Best Rivals:
- Egidijus Kavaliauskas
- Shawn Porter
- Amir Khan
- Kell Brook
- Jose Benavidez Jr
- Viktor Postol
- Yuriorkis Gamboa
- Ricky Burns
“Everything that I have done so far has shown that. Barring everyone in the welder weight division, there’s never been a close fight. Dominate every opponent I’ve ever faced.
“I am gradually moving the weight classes and conquering them one after another. I feel that goes hand in hand with being the number one boxer in the world,” said Crawford.
The “barrier” technique prevents Spence vs. Crawford
“I think there is a barrier there. I was speculating what that barrier was. I think there’s a lot of money to command in this one, and you’ve got two alpha males joining the ring. Both Alpha males wanted to be treated like that. I think they both deserve it,” Shawn Porter told ESNEWS about stalled negotiations for a fight between Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford.
“I hate the boxing business when it gets in the way, and I think it’s getting in the way right now. I think both boxers deserved what they asked for and got what they wanted. That way, they can give us what we want.
“It won’t disappoint, there won’t be anything stopping this fight from becoming an instant classic. Both of them are legends. Both fighters will enter the ring comfortably and confidently. That’s all you need to know,” Porter said of the clash between Spence and Crawford.