Terence Crawford has reacted to Gervonta Davis claiming he would knock him out, and played down the chances of the pair sharing a ring any time soon.
Crawford has never been beaten, let alone stopped. This did not, however, stop ‘Tank’ from predicting he would defeat the three weight world champion inside the distance if they ever fought.
“At 147? I tap that chin and you know he’s going to sleep, he got no chance, round 6.”
In an interview with FightHype, ‘Bud’ laughed off the comments and explained Davis was campaigning at lightweight “for a reason.”
“When you look at all the great fighters, they get called out by everybody from different weight classes. So it’s nothing that I’m surprised about.”
“Everybody says what they’re going to do, but ‘Tank’ is in his weight class for a reason. I don’t see him coming up to 147 to face me any time soon.”
‘Bud’s next fight looks set to be against mandatory challenger Alexis Rocha, after the WBO ordered the fight last month and talks between the two teams reportedly underway.
Fans still hold out a degree hope that an undisputed clash with countryman Errol Spence Jr could finally take place this year, however that seems like a pipe dream at this stage after numerous failed attempt at negotiation.
As for Gervonta Davis, he will take on Ryan Garcia in the biggest fight of his professional career in just over a month’s time, with the two young stars set to lock horns on April 22nd in Las Vegas.
The bout will take place at a catchweight of 136lbs, and a one way contractual rematch clause is in place should ‘King Ry’ upset the bookmakers’ odds and get the better of Davis next month.