Terence crawford, world welterweight champion for the OMB, I affirm that Vergil Ortíz He is not ready to face it yet and he considered that they are trying to make him a superstar very quickly.
“I think that, you know, they are trying to take it very fast,” he said in an interview with The AK & Barak Show. “And I think, you know, he needs to take a couple of fights against fighters of different caliber.”
Ortíz comes from beating Maurice hooker by knockout in the seventh round, to win the vacant international title of 147 pounds. However, to Crawford that victory did not surprise him.
“You have to think, (Hooker) he only had one fight, one round, in welterweight ”, he considered Terence. “It just went up. You know what I mean? So it wasn’t (at all) a welterweight. Yes, he did make the welterweight, but he wasn’t a welterweight (at all), yet. “
Vergil remains undefeated in 17 contests, all won by knockout, while Crawford has 37 wins to no losses and defeated Kell brook in November 2020 to make his fourth successful defense of the welterweight title of the OMB.
After defeating Maurice Hooker, Vergil Ortíz Jr. insisted on facing Terence crawford, but the latter said he would like to see it against opponents who hit more and launched a name: Egidijus Kavaliauskas.
“I want to see Vergil against someone like Mean Machine (Kavaliuskas), someone who can hit, “he mentioned. “Someone who is aggressive, someone who is going to push you. As if you see ahead, someone to back you up. Let’s see how he reacts to someone who hits him ”.
“Because Mo (Hooker), it can hit, ”he added. “And you’ve seen it, I’ve seen it succeed. You know, someone who can take it (to Ortíz) to deep water, to be where it never was, seventh and eighth (round). There are many questions to be asked ”.