Terence Crawford Expects A Bigger Market After Shawn Porter Fight

Terence Crawford takes on another big test in his professional career against two time Welterweight Title holder Shawn Porter in three days time, Saturday at the MGM Grand Arena, Live on ESPN+ Pay-Per-View.

Terence Crawford training and media workout

The Unbeaten three division Champion Crawford, has knocked out all his opponents since moving up to Welterweight and that has earned him respect but many still maintain the stand that the Nebraska native hasn’t faced top Welterweight Fighters. However, whatever the perspective, Crawford doesn’t seemed bothered about it.

“No [it doesn’t]. it just tells of how dominant I am to go into the ring and do what I’ve been doing thus far, in each division. Of course, they are going to say that I’m not fighting anybody,’ Crawford told Sky Sports.

“I can solidify my greatness on my own just by fighting the people that I am able to fight, like Porter. After this is over I will look for other fighters just like him. I feel like, after Porter, the market will be bigger for me to fight a bigger name. Everything will work out to the best of my ability.”

Crawford growth and ability to make big fights has been hampered by his affiliation with Top Rank and ESPN. However, his tenure or contract with top rank will be over after this fight, leaving him a promotional free agent. That definitely will boost his chances of making big fights and Crawford would welcome them with open arms.

“You’ve got to have a fire in you,” Crawford said. “Some fighters get lazy and comfortable – they become happy with where they are at. Others just want more. I am one of those fighters who isn’t satisfied yet.

“A lot of people are born with the urge to win everything. That’s me. Some people are born with more heart. You can’t teach heart. You can’t teach somebody to take punches, to do this or that. Some people are just born with natural ability and God-gifted skills. I believe that I’m one of them. I already knew where I was heading, where I wanted to be, when I was a little kid.”

Crawford comes into this fight on the heels of a brutal fourth round knockout victory over former Welterweight champion Kell Brook. Porter on the other hand, hasn’t been in the ring for a while and was last seen in his Decision loss Errol Spence in their unification back in 2020.


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