TERENCE CRAWFORD says victory over Errol Spence Jr will be the “cherry on top” of a career he has come to believe is worthy of fame.
On July 29, the two best weight classes in the world will finally go head to head after years of speculation.
At the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Spence or Crawford will mark their legacy in the sport.
This weekend, Crawford held a farewell to his hometown in Omaha, Nebraska before setting off for training camp. This 35-year-old man took out a number of questions from the media that were recorded by exaggerated fighting.
Crawford was asked if the match against Spence was the most important match of his career.
“Well, definitely one of them,” he replied.
“This is for the supremacy of the heavyweight division. You have two first-rate boxers at their peak. This is one of those wars where it’s picky in the eyes of people and possibly one of the biggest of the past decade.
A win for Crawford would see him officially declared not only the world’s best welterweight but also the world’s best boxer. His career started in lightweight and has taken him past the ultralightweight to 147 lbs with more belts being added to his collection.
“I’m very comfortable with my career right now,” he said.
I feel like I’ve completed a famous career. I am satisfied with my position but I will be satisfied when this job is completed. I would say this is the cherry on top.
Spence is considered the larger man involved in the fight. More natural weight but also someone who can easily switch to super weld for his size.
“In my eyes all my life I’ve been the smaller one, but I’ve always been the strongest but come to the battle tonight and we’ll see,” Crawford said.
Media meetings of any kind often involve the word ‘declaration’ and Crawford was asked if he planned to do one next month.
“Every fight, I always find a way to make a statement,” he said.
“Every time I step foot in the ring, I want to make a statement and yes, July 29 I will find a way to make a statement.”