WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford(34-0, 25 KOs) has been a dominant force in boxing. He won titles at 135 and unified all the titles at 140, and on Saturday, he continues his quest to show the world that he is the best at 147 when he battles Amir Khan(33-4, 20 KOs) at Madison Square Garden. (ESPN PPV).
“I feel like I’m already the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world,” Crawford said at a media workout today. “Beating Amir Khan would only solidify my place in the sport. Amir Khan is undefeated as a welterweight and can’t be underestimated. He has great hand speed, movement, and some power as well. I want to showcase all of my talents in this fight.”
Even though Crawford has won titles in multiple divisions, he feels that his resume does not get the respect he thinks it deserves, and recently, Khan said he would be undefeated if he faced Crawford’s opponents.
“I feel like a lot of times people don’t give me credit for who I’ve beaten,” Crawford said. “I’ve defeated gold medalists, undefeated fighters, world champions. It doesn’t matter. Before my fights, people talk about how it’s going to be the hardest fight of my career. Then I beat them, and people make them seem like they were nothing. I am going to keep doing what I’m doing and keep being victorious.”
Crawford’s resume is not awful, but it’s not the best either. You could argue that his best win was against Viktor Postol back in 2016. However, sometimes it’s not who you fight, but how you beat them, and Crawford has dominated the opposition. He has stopped his last five opponents.
Khan might be Crawford’s best opponent. Say what you want about Khan, but he has beaten some quality opponents. Guys such as Marcos Maidana, Zab Judah, and Devon Alexander. Therefore, Khan won’t be easy for Crawford, but it’s a fight Crawford should win.