Terence Crawford has won a host of world titles at three different weight classes, and his 39 fight professional career is littered with standout moments.
However, in a recent interview, Crawford has revealed the night the sticks in his memory above all others – and it had a Brit in the opposite corner.
‘Bud’ was first crowned world champion all the way back in 2014, when he outpointed Ricky Burns in Glasgow to capture the WBO world lightweight title.
And he told SWAY’s UNIVERSE that he still regards the win over Burns as the greatest night of his electrifying career.
“For me, the greatest fight of my career was against Ricky Burns. Because that’s where it all began, where my real, true dreams came true that one night.”
Though the feeling of winning a first world title may never be recreated for Crawford, his upcoming undisputed welterweight clash with Errol Spence Jr dwarves any other bout he’s been involved in thus far, including the win over Scottish hero Burns.
The two Americans will lock horns on July 29th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for all four major world titles at 147lbs, in what is one of the most significant fight the sport has seen in years.
With both Spence and Crawford nailed on top ten pound for pound fighters, the victor in just under a month’s time will have a strong shout of being the best fighter in all of boxing.
A two way rematch clause is reportedly in place, meaning there’s every chance that fans also could be treated to a second serving of world level welterweight action towards the end of the year.