Terence Crawford, undefeated WBO welterweight champion, stated in an interview with ESPN that Saul Canelo Alvarez He is one of the best boxers of the moment, but he is the best pound for pound in the world.
“Absolutely. I think I’m the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world,” Crawford said at an official WBO recognition ceremony. after perfectly defending his 147-pound title five times.
“The people who have Canelo, it is their opinion. But I have been the undisputed champion for many years, Canelo barely did it now. He has fought some great fighters, too. You know, but one or two, I’m still in the ‘Top 2’ in the world,” added the 34-year-old American, who is 38-0 with 29 knockouts.
Born in Omaha, United States, Crawford received the WBO distinction at the Monterrey boxing gym, located in Bayamón (Puerto Rico). Francisco Valcárcel, president of the boxing organization, gave the boxer a second gold ring, designed by the organization.
“He (Crawford) himself wanted us to do it in a gym so he could share it with people. We pleased him on that. He is still just as humble than before being champion”, highlighted Valcárcel about the ceremony.
Crawford announced what he thinks about the fight between Errol Spence Jr. (27-0, 21 KO) against Yordenis Ugás (27-4, 12 KO) in which he will possibly face the winner of this fight.
“I think (Ugás) is a tremendous talent. He has what it takes to derail Spence, but who knows the final outcome of that fight. The advantage is Spence, but it will be a great fight, “he added.
“I hope to face whoever comes out of that fight with flying colors. But if not, I will move up in division (154 pounds) and would like to challenge the winner of Jermell Charlo (34-1-1, 18 KO’s) and Argentine Brian Castaño (17-0-2, 12 KO’s).
Crawford also stressed that one of his goals is to become the undisputed champion in two divisions, something that has not been achieved in the men’s division.
“Of course, it is something that has never been done. And I’m looking to be the first,” she pointed out. The American was also champion at 140 and 135 poundss and has established himself as one of the best fighters of the time.
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