June 12, 2018
June 12, 2018
Terence Crawford

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TERENCE CRAWFORD insisted he would “do well” against IBF world champion Errol Spence Jnr along with any welterweight in the world.

Crawford, the newly crowned WBO welterweight world champion having beaten Australian Jeff Horn in nine rounds said he fancies his chances against Spence Jr, and any other 147lbs fighter.

“I’d do well with him,” Crawford claimed of Spence. “I believe I do well with any welterweight in the division and so forth.”

In stopping Horn to claim the title Crawford became a three-weight world champion having reigned at lightweight and super-lightweight. In the latter division he become the first unified world champion since Jermain Taylor in 2006.

Having conquered two weights and then moving up a third, Crawford revealed he believes 147lbs is a comfortable division for him and claimed welterweights will be “cautious” of his power.

“I feel like I’m getting better and better. I feel like I’m stronger, more, you know, energised. I feel like this a great division for me,” he said. “I think they’re all going to respect me now.

“I feel like I just displayed my talent and my power, he [Horn] is supposed to be a big welterweight in the division and they see how I dealt with him, they’re going to be a little cautious.”

As Crawford claimed world honours in a third weight division, the Nebraskan was questioned whether claiming ultimate unification at his new weight is a target.

“We want them all, we want them all, that’s the goal,” Crawford said revealing plans to become undisputed welterweight champion.

“I’m a champion now, I can call myself a champ again. Coming into this fight I was the challenger and I wanted the title again and now that I got that and I can rest and ensure that I will be back better and stronger than next time.”

Although Crawford claimed he is not fazed by any welterweight in the division, the new WBO titlist could not give a time frame for a return, instead opting to reveal he is to enjoy his win first and then look for “biggest fights out there.”

Terence Crawford

“Right now, we’re going to go home, we’re going to enjoy this win,” he said.

“We’ve been out the ring for a long time so we just happy to be back in the ring, then we’ll make up a plan and see where we go. But I ensure you that we’re looking for the biggest fights out there.”