Undisputed welterweight champion, Terence Crawford, has revealed an opponent that he would be willing to fight in his division to delay a move up to super-welterweight.
Crawford knocked out Errol Spence Jr in the ninth round of their historic contest last month.
The dominant fashion in which he won the long-awaited clash has fans questioning whether a second fight is necessary despite Spence having the option to activate a rematch clause.
Instead, ‘Bud’ Crawford has explained that he wants to challenge Jermell Charlo for the undisputed super-welterweight title in his next outing, but told The Breakfast Club that he would remain at 147lbs if Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis was to come up.
“He’s [Gervonta Davis] just talking, he’s got the confidence in himself, and he believes that he can do that because he’s been knocking all these fighters out, that he’s been in the ring with. I’m not knocking Tank, but there is definitely levels and if he comes up to 147 thinking that he is just going to knock Terence Crawford out, he’s got another thing coming.”
“Yeah, I’ll stay at 147 for him, that’s a big money fight, but then what? Everybody is going to say he was too small, nobody is going to give me credit, they’ll say ‘oh man, you beat up a little guy that is fighting at 135’. Tank is like 5’5”, he’s a little guy, yeah he can punch, in his weight class.”
With Charlo set to face Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez up at super-middleweight in October, there are doubts as to whether he will return to the 154lb division afterwards, meaning Crawford may seek an alternate route to glory in a fourth division.
Meanwhile, ‘Tank’ is likely to stick around and fight for world titles at lightweight, with belts set to be vacant when Devin Haney moves up to super-lightweight.