Terence Crawford’s performance against Errol Spence Jr last month had the boxing world stunned, with few expecting that Crawford would make the biggest fight of his career look so easy.
In front of a sold out T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, ‘Bud’ inflicted a clinical beating upon Spence that culminated in a ninth round stoppage victory to claim the undisputed welterweight championship of the world.
On a recent appearance on ThePorterWay podcast, Crawford revealed the one key focus of his game plan that completely neutralised Spence.
“A fight is won in training. Given the fact that we expected Errol to come out the way he did, we knew what he was going to do and when he was going to do it. Errol fights the same way each every time he steps foot in the ring.”
“All we had to do was take away his jab. Take away the jab, and he becomes basic. And that’s what we did on fight night.”
The one sided victory over Spence cemented Crawford’s place as the pound for pound number one, as well as etching his name in the history books as one of the greatest welterweights of all time.
There is a chance fans could be in store for Crawford vs Spence 2, as a contractual rematch clause is in place should the Texan want the opportunity to try and reverse the result.
However, it would take a brave man to bet against Crawford based on the first fight, and most boxing fans do not appear to have much appetite for a a second clash between the pair.