A SUPREMELY assured Terence Crawford thinks he might beat anybody in any sport.
The Omaha welterweight was talking throughout a media coaching session in Las Vegas days earlier than the most well liked struggle of the 12 months on July 29. At T-Cellular Enviornment in Sin Metropolis, Crawford and Errol Spence Jr will lock horns in a bid for welterweight supremacy and a spot within the historical past books.
Crawford, recognized for his love of basketball and American soccer, is definitely a gifted athlete and his confidence appears to have by no means been larger.
“I believe I might beat anybody in any sport,” he mentioned. “It is simply my nature. I play to win. If I problem you, I come to win, and I consider in it with all my coronary heart. It may very well be anybody. Even when I play Michael Jordan one-on-one.
After profitable spells at light-weight and welterweight, Crawford is now on the hunt for ‘The Fact’. Two males who’re two of one of the best on the planet and who’re decided not solely to defeat the opposite, however to make sure that there isn’t a doubt as to who the higher man is.
“This struggle means every little thing,” Crawford mentioned. “It places the icing on the cake of my profession. I have been ready for this second for a very long time, and I am unable to wait to do it.
“He thinks he’ll shave me and break me, however he’ll have to point out me. All these discussions are including gasoline to the hearth that’s already burning. He’ll should show every little thing he says on struggle night time.
“The welterweight division has had a number of nice fights up to now and it is going to be one other subsequent Saturday. There’s additionally a shiny future for the division with loads of nice expertise to come back. It’s nonetheless a hotbed for sports activities.
Crawford coach Brian ‘Bo Mac’ McIntyre spoke in regards to the magnitude of the struggle and the form of spectacle he expects.
“It is the most effective fights of this century, with each guys undefeated and with every little thing Terence has achieved. It means rather a lot and I anticipate a number of fireworks.