Terence crawford, who will have to fight before Shawn porter to defend his welterweight title by order of the OMBHe responded by stating that he will finally have a real battle in the division.
“I’ve begged for a real fight for years,” he said. Terence Crawford in interview for ESPN. “All the so-called elite welterweights have shown no interest in fighting me. Now one of them is finally forced to do it. “
The same way, Crawford He assured that once again he will show the great level he has above the ring.
“I will show once again why I am the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Get ready, ”he warned.
Until now, Terence With a record of 37 wins, 0 losses and 28 knockouts, he has never faced a big name opponent at welterweight.
Before that decision by OMB, to Crawford he had been offered a fight with the contender David avanesyan, which would take place on October 23.
Crawford vs Porter, by order of the WBO
By mandate of the OMB, Crawford Y Porter They have 30 days to negotiate and reach an agreement.
The same way, Crawford He has a deadline of Friday, August 20, for him to make his fifth defense of the 147-pound title. The last time he fought was in November 2020.
This is not the first time that there have been negotiations between Terence Y Shawn, because at the beginning of the year there were talks for them to face, but Bob arum, President of Top rank and promoter of Crawford, did not offer the money he wanted to Porter.
WBO Welterweight Championship Contest – Negotiations Terence Crawford Vs. Shawn Porterhttps: //t.co/1J2WRzodG9
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