Terence Crawford is unfazed by Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis picking against him in the upcoming four-belt welterweight clash with Errol Spence Jr.
It’s taken years for the two undefeated and elite operators to put pen to paper, and excitement for the fight – which is just one week away – is at fever pitch.
In a clip from before it was even official, Davis expressed extreme confidence in a Spence victory.
“Errol. I know for sure. Imagine we in a gun fight, right? And I got a metal shield, and the opposite person got a glass shield. Who gonna come out on top?”
“[It doesn’t matter] how much he run around, once them hands get on him it’s gonna slow him down … Ain’t no ‘if’ – he gonna touch him.”
Despite the general consensus being the margins are razor thin, ‘Tank’s pick goes against many in the sport, as well as the bookmakers, who have Crawford edging into the favourite spot ever so slightly.
What Davis said was put to Crawford at his open workout, whose response shows that he would rather prove him wrong in the ring than respond now.
“We gonna see. We gonna see.”
On a potential future fight between the pair, Crawford – who started his career at 135 and moved through 140 to welterweight now – said ‘Tank’ wouldn’t be able to make the same jump.
“He too little. He ain’t fighting no real guys at 147.”
Crawford and Spence face off on July 29 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The winner will leave the ring as undisputed welterweight champion and with a strong claim to being the best active fighter in the world.