August 10, 2016
August 10, 2016
Terence Crawford

Stacey Verbeek

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TERENCE CRAWFORD and Danny Garcia were involved in a heated exchange on social media, resulting in the unified super-lightweight boss offering to move up to welterweight to take on the reigning WBC champion.

Last month, Crawford dominated Viktor Postol to add the WBC 140lb title to his WBO strap, though the fight did not draw many pay-per-view buys in America.

When Garcia was the WBC super-lightweight champion, he paid mandatory challenger Postol a step-aside fee and the pair never fought. Postol then picked up the vacant title when he beat Lucas Matthysse after Garcia moved to welterweight, where he also won the WBC title.

Garcia’s father, Angel Garcia, recently refereed to Crawford as a ‘paper champion,’ sparking an enraged response from the unbeaten Omaha native.

Then, Crawford – already a two-weight world champion and regarded as one of the best fighters on the planet – offered to move to 147lbs and challenge Garcia, who has not fought since January.

Garcia swiftly responded, warning Crawford that he is not like Postol or another of Terence’s victims, Yuriorkis Gamboa.

After Crawford took aim at Garcia’s record, Danny then opened the door for Crawford’s promoter Bob Arum to contact Al Haymon, who handles Garcia.

Crawford ended the exchange by simply replying “no problem,” suggesting that he will in fact ask Arum to pursue what would be a mouth-watering fight.