WBO Welterweight champion Terence Crawford has refused to accept an argument that another fighter could be ranked above him on Boxing Pound For Pound rankings, which is a notion many boxing Fans, Professionals and pundits have due to his relatively low opposition.
The unbeaten three division champion is presently preparing to defend his WBO world title against Two time welterweight titlist Shawn Porter (31-3-1, 17KOs), who will definitely be an upgrade for Crawford due to the Caliber of opponents he has faced in recent times.
“They will be saying that’s the reason why he is pound-for-pound the number-one fighter in the world,” Crawford insisted of what to expect, during a recent segment of Get Up! on ESPN in formally announcing the ESPN+ Pay-Per-View headliner from Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas. “I guarantee you that.”
Crawford (37-0, 28KOs) will put his WBO title on the line for the fifth time since handling Jeff Horn a one sided beat-down back in 2018 to win the title. Crawford has defeated three unbeaten fighters Horn, Jose Benavidez and Egidijus Kavaliauskas since he stepped in the ring against Horn ans has also faced former Champions Amir Khan and Kell Brook. However, he still in being criticized for his level of opposition.
Shawn Porter has spent eleven years in the Welterweight division and has won the WBC and IBF World titles in the past. He is regarded as one of the best in the division and Crawford believes that taking Porter out will be another opportunity to put down his authority as the best Welterweight on the planet.
“What does it mean to face Shawn right now is putting that extra stamp on being considered the best welterweight,” Crawford noted. “Shawn Porter has fought everyone in the welterweight division dating back to when he was facing the likes of Julio Diaz, Paulie Malignaggi and those types of guys.”
Porter has some how been in the ring with almost a the best Welterweights you could possibly think of and still counting as Crawford will be the next. Porter has defeated Danny Garcia, Devon Alexander, Yordenis Ugas and Adrien Broner in the past and had competitive loses against the then unbeaten champ and former champs Brook, Keith Thurman and Errol Spence.
“Shawn has been in there with everybody and I feel like now is the time for these other welterweights to step up and he is the one who stepped up,” notes Crawford.
Porter will face a huge task of handing Crawford the first defeat of his professional career when they both meet on November 20th. However, Crawford has been a Champion and held at least a World title since becoming Champion at the 135 pound division.
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