Still riding high off his emphatic stoppage win over Errol Spence Jr to become undisputed welterweight king, Terrence Crawford has now outlined he is “coming for” Jermell Charlo.
Crawford looked so imperious in his latest win in Las Vegas that people are struggling to come up with a list of suitable next opponents for the two-weight undisputed great.
Speaking to Hot 97, Crawford was asked about welterweight contender, Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis, and made it clear it was the Charlo fight that interests him more.
“Now that could happen cause we at the same weight class. But you know at this point in time I’m looking for bigger and better opportunities, like [Jermell] Charlo.”
“I gave him a little piece of mind [during the Spence fight]. We’ve been going back for some time. I was in the moment. I just thought to let him know that I’m coming for him too.”
Asked if he has a real dislike for Charlo, Crawford said no, but that he didn’t care for him or his brother.
“Nah, I really don’t care for the dude. I don’t say I don’t like him ’cause, you know, I don’t have no reason not to like him personally, I just don’t care for them.”
‘Bud’ was then asked who else is out there to provide him with the competition he needs.
“I don’t know. I don’t know. Charlo has all the belts at 154, I have all the belts at 147. Me and Spence were the two top welterweights in the division. That was the biggest fight of the decade, a fight that’s been marinating for five years. I don’t see anybody else on that level of Crawford-Spence besides [Saul] Canelo [Alvarez] and he fights at 168 plus, so I don’t see me and him fighting.”
Crawford went on to confirm that the highest weight he would fight at is the super-welterweight limit of 154lbs. A match-up with Charlo at the weight sure would be an exciting prospect, but first the champion will go up against Canelo in September.