Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford says that IBF/WBA/WBC welterweight champion Errol Spence isn’t the “head honcho” at 147 as a result of he nonetheless hasn’t confronted him but.
It doesn’t matter to Crawford that Spence has three of the 4 titles at 147; he nonetheless doesn’t view him as the top honcho as a result of he hasn’t overwhelmed him.
Crawford took away Spence’s likelihood of changing into the undisputed champion not too long ago by strolling away from the negotiations with out warning to struggle David Avanesyan. If Crawford had caught it out with the talks, Spence would have had the prospect to win the fourth belt at 147.
“I obtained a number of signature wins. Ricky Burns was a signature win. Gamboa was a signature wins. Indongo,” mentioned Terence Crawford to Kate Abdos Good struggle when requested who his signature win is on his 14-year resume.
“Jeff Horn was a signature win. Kell Brook. All of them signature wins,” mentioned Crawford, not seeming to understand what a signature win is.
“If you take a look at it, all of them champions, and a few of them are champions in a number of divisions. If you take a look at what they did within the sport of boxing after which checked out how I beat them. That’s a signature win in my eyes.
“Errol’s signature wins, I’d say, Kell Brook, Shawn Porter, you going to place Mikey Garcia, Danny Garcia, and Ugas, just about. Despite the fact that Danny Garcia by no means gained a big struggle at 147. He misplaced to all people.
“Mikey Garcia by no means fought within the [welterweight] division earlier than. Ugas had been overwhelmed. Shawn Porter had already been overwhelmed. Kell Brook had already been overwhelmed.
“No, I’m stating details,” mentioned Crawford when advised that he’s downplaying Spence’s greatest profession wins. “If you say Terence, you say that Gamboa was little, however they don’t say that Gamboa had a title after they fought. They don’t say that.
“They are saying, ‘Gamboa was too little,’ however they don’t say that Gamboa by no means went under 135 to struggle once more. There’s lots that they are saying. ‘Oh, Jeff Horn was robbed in Pacquiao 1.’ ‘Oh, you preventing leftovers if you fought Shawn Porter,’ which everybody mentioned I used to be going to lose that struggle.
“‘Kell Brook was washed up,’ which everybody mentioned I used to be going to lose that struggle. So the fighters that they are saying I used to be going to lose previous to me preventing, after which once I struggle. I’m simply stating details.
“Under no circumstances,” mentioned Crawford when requested if he’ll depart the game bitter if he doesn’t get the prospect to turn into undisputed at 147. “I used to be pushed about being the world champion of the world. That’s what I used to be pushed about.
“I already did that,” Crawford mentioned about changing into undisputed at 140 by beating Julius Indongo, Thomas Dulorme, and Viktor Postol. “As soon as Terence Crawford grew to become undisputed, all people wished to turn into undisputed.
“No person was screaming, ‘I wish to be undisputed’ till Terence Crawford grew to become undisputed. I already did it, I already completed it,” mentioned Crawford when requested why he doesn’t wish to turn into undisputed now.
“If I depart the game with out having the ability to accomplish it at 147, it doesn’t hinder me or make me really feel any approach as a result of I already did it earlier than. I understand how it feels as a result of I used to be already undisputed earlier than.
“Errol Spence, he doesn’t know what it feels wish to have all of the belts on him. He doesn’t know what it feels wish to be the one champion in a division.
“You’re not the top honcho since you haven’t beat me,” mentioned Crawford when requested if having three belts at 147 makes a Spence head honcho. “You don’t obtained The Ring Journal champion, and also you don’t obtained the WBO.
“He’s mendacity,” mentioned Crawford when advised that Devin Haney doesn’t worth the Ring Journal title. “That’s a lie,” mentioned Crawford.