Terence Crawford is arguably the hottest property in the sport of boxing after his domination of Errol Spence Jr to become undisputed welterweight champion.
‘Bud’ was a slight favourite ahead of the fact, but proved to be levels ahead of Spence come fight night, stopping him in nine after administering a punishing beatdown.
With only two or three years left in the game, the champion is now looking at the most legacy-defining fights possible. He’s tied into a rematch with Spence, and then is keen on adding titles in a fourth weight class to his record.
Two men he will not be stepping through the ropes with are welterweights Danny Garcia and Keith Thurman. Crawford took to social media to inform both that he will never give them a shot following past comments sent his way.
“My my how the tables have turned. Danny Garcia you [and] Keith Thurman will never and I mean never get a shot at the top dog and that’s me. Y’all hoe asses didn’t want no smoke when I wanted to fight [remember.] Now y’all want to fight so bad – go keep fighting each other like [before.]”
My my how the tables have turned. @DannySwift you @keithfthurmanjr will never and I mean never get a shot at the top dog and that’s me. Y’all hoe assess didn’t want no smoke when I wanted to fight member. Now y’all want to fight so bad 🤣🤣🤣 go keep fighting each other like b4
— Terence Crawford (@terencecrawford) September 12, 2023
Crawford continued his rant, claiming that people had tried to ‘discredit his accomplishments’ – which includes being undisputed at super-lightweight – before the Spence fight.
Garcia and Thurman are both former world champions, and have been vocal since Crawford’s win.
Some in the sport believe it’s a step too far, but his current attitude is screaming ‘do not write me off.’