Current WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford would gladly fight Josh Taylor if it made sense.
Crawford was in Manchester last week supporting Amir Khan and watched on as Kell Brook stopped his new gym-mate in six rounds.
The American went on to pay tribute to the British fight fans and the welcome he received during his stay. He’s no stranger to the U.K having won his first world title in Glasgow when he beat Ricky Burns for the WBO lightweight title in 2014. Three years later Crawford became the undisputed champion at super-lightweight. Those four titles are now in the possession of Josh Taylor who defends them on Saturday night against Jack Catterall.
There has been speculation that Taylor will soon move to welterweight and the Scot has already expressed a keen interest in fighting Crawford.
“If that fight makes sense and that fight is the fight that’s in front of me then of course,” Crawford told Sky Sports.
“I’m a businessman at the end of the day and that would be a great fight as well.”
Crawford is currently a free agent after parting ways with Top Rank. Last time out ‘Bud’ stopped Shawn Porter in the fifth defence of his WBO title. Some reports suggest that the three-weight world champion might now look at number four and move to super-welterweight.
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