Bernard Hopkins, former world champion and executive of Golden Boy Promotions, he sent a message to Terence crawford after the triumph of Vergil Ortíz about Egidijus Kavaliauskas last Saturday.
“We have to have one of the best fights possible this year or early next year,” he said. Hopkins to Little Giant Boxing. “Crawford not to be underestimated, he is a veteran at this game. But everyone wants to see the new generation shine. “
Hopkins applauded the performance of Vergil and said that the Mexican American can become one of the best in the coming years and before Crawford You could have the great opportunity you have been waiting for so long.
“He’s on his way to becoming one of the best,” he said. “What I saw today was a boy making all the necessary adjustments to show that he was not hurt and go out and take the fight.”
Ortíz he was in danger in his fight with the Lithuanian and it looked like he was going to suffer in the second round.
However, he turned the fight around to knock the European down in the third inning, before melting and knocking him out in the eighth for his eighteenth straight win on the fast track.
“I’ve seen many that when they get hurt, they usually don’t show that to the public,” he said. “Ortíz He was not afraid and took it maturely and then went for the knockout. I was delighted with what I saw ”.
The division landscape
Even if Vergil I call Crawford After achieving his triumph, the reality is that a duel with Terence before the end of 2021 it seems impossible.
The American is obliged to make his mandatory fight with Shawn porter, and subsequently paints Errol Spence as the ideal candidate for a unification clash.
Nevertheless, Terence He was aware of Vergil’s result and congratulated him on achieving something that he had already achieved by knocking out Kavaliauskas.
“Everyone loves to put my name in the middle there. I love you too, congratulations on the victory, “he said after the match.