Terrence ‘Bud’ Crawford is a former champion at 140 pounds and is arguably one of the best pound-for-pound fighters around.
Crawford is the current 147-pound WBO champion whose next bout is against former welterweight champion Shawn Porter in what will arguably be the toughest test of his career. Ahead of the fight, Crawford has voiced his concerns over Canelo Alvarez getting the chance to fight whoever he wants while outpacing Crawford in his career thus far and believes his time is coming.
“He is definitely doing things differently to me because he is able and capable of doing those things,” Crawford told Sky Sports. “He has fought four times in the past year. He has become undisputed. He is getting all of the fights that he wants right now. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to. It has been frustrating. But what’s meant for me, I will have. Everything happens for a reason and I believe that my time is coming. I feel like I’m already there, but I have to prove it to the world and it starts with Porter.”
To be fair, Canelo is the more entertaining fighter and has a whole country behind him supporting him, so I can see why he is able to choose the fights he wants because he’s the biggest draw in the sport. If Crawford wants the ability to do what Canelo can, he will have to beat Porter. With his split from Bob Arum and Top Rank Promotions soon on the horizon, Crawford will become a free agent and have the same freedom to pick fights as Canelo does.
A win over Crawford will finally get a quality win over his belt against someone considered a world-class fighter.
Crawford versus Porter will take place on Nov. 20 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on ESPN+ pay per view.
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