Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Indongo: I Know I Can Knock Terence Crawford Out if I Have To

Namibia's Julius Indongo has no qualms about taking his quest for super lightweight supremacy into hostile territory -- against American Terrence Crawford in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Saturday.

After all, he seized Ricky Burns's World Boxing Association title with a convincing unanimous decision in Glasgow in April, adding it to the International Boxing Federation belt he grabbed with a first-round knockout of Eduard Troyanovsky on December 3 in Moscow.

Indongo, 22-0 with 11 knockouts, knows he's still unfamiliar to most in America -- something he can change quickly with a victory over 31-0 Crawford -- who puts his own World Boxing Council and World Boxing Organization titles on the line.

julius-indongo (1)_3

"I believe this is the time for me to show the world that a boxer from Africa, from Namibia, can beat a guy fighting in his home in front of his people," Indongo said. "This is the best way to do it.

"I am confident in my styles and techniques that I have learned from years ago ... I am not sure if there is going to be a knockout -- but I know I can do that if I have to."

But Indongo is a decided underdog against Crawford, whose hand speed and power are enhanced by an ability to switch smoothly from southpaw to orthodox.

The 29-year-old American is coming off back-to-back victories inside the distance, over John Molina Jr. and Felix Diaz, and has won five of his last six bouts inside the distance.

"If he defeats me, everyone expects it," Indongo said. "But the guy in Moscow was dangerous, too.

“I'm just thankful for the opportunity. Terence is a very clean fighter. The ring will tell. I know he can switch (stance). I (hit) to the body. I look with my eyes and see. I know how to deal with things. I will handle it."

Crawford admitted it wasn't Indongo he expected to be facing with all four major world titles on the line.

While Crawford recognizes that Indongo is "a good boxer" with a dangerous punch, he was looking toward the bout with confidence.

"I think I have been doing a lot in the sport of boxing and I have had my name mentioned in the top three," he said. "I will be looking forward to being the top one, or maybe two, after this fight."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by NC Uppercut on 08-20-2017

Lmao!!!!!!! Well what happened? ...... I'm listening but can't hear you

Comment by NO/BS2468 on 08-20-2017

Sorry, Indongo you are tough but Crawford is not Ricky Burns.

Comment by Dle on 08-19-2017

Seriously, Arum puts on PAC & Horn(?) Horn who? Was this a quality fight card? Thurman-Garcia, even Mikey-Broner was quality cards on paper. Now Arum finally puts champ against champ. When was the last time he did this. PAC-Bradley re-runs?

Comment by jbpanama on 08-19-2017

[QUOTE=bronx7;17962431]Hardly a brutal ko artist and you think you can ko Crawford when you want? Cute I don't buy it you will be in the fight of your life 6 on bud figures you out beaks you down[/QUOTE] Maybe he…

Comment by bronx7 on 08-19-2017

Hardly a brutal ko artist and you think you can ko Crawford when you want? Cute I don't buy it you will be in the fight of your life 6 on bud figures you out beaks you down

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (17)
Top Headlines Mundine: If Horn Says No - Then I Want Saunders, Canelo, GGG Errol Spence vs. Lamont Peterson - Calm Before The Storm Fury: Me and Joshua is Four Round Fight - Either I Go or He Goes! Parker Regrets Making Steroid Comments About Anthony Joshua Big Fights, Big Finales, Better Judging Top Wish List For 2018 Jamel Herring Signs With Top Rank, Will Fight on Crawford-Horn Luis Ortiz Vows Pain: I'll Tear The Skin Off Deontay Wilder's Body! Estrada: People Think Sor Rungvisai Will KO Me - It Won't Happen! Creed 2 Update: Actor Cast To Play Ivan Drago's Son in Film Mayorga Emotional: Time To Hang Up The Gloves, Say Goodbye Rapper Common is Producing a New Boxing Documentary Tyson Fury: If I'm Honest - I Fancy Parker To Beat Joshua Wilder: No Doubt I'll KO Ortiz, Joshua-Parker Will Be a Long Fight Katie Taylor Dublin Return Off, Being Pushed To Daniel Jacobs Bill Frank Warren: Fans Lost Interest in Amir Khan, He'll Face a Stiff Euro News: Murat-Demchenko, Havnaa-Tahiri, Formella-Frank Briggs: I'll KO Tyson Fury, Breaks All His Fingers To End His Tweets Wilder: I'll Make an Example of Luis Ortiz, He's My Guinea Pig! Frank Warren Confirms Tete is Out, 2/10 Show Moves Forward Sean Dodd vs. Tommy Coyle Set, April 21 In Liverpool Weekend Review: Shields, Amir Khan, Ergashev, Spence, More Hearn: Let's Be Honest, Who Has Hit Parker's 'Granite Chin?' Parker's Promoter: Joshua Mentally Weak, Dropped Many Times Luis Ortiz: Forget The Marijuana, Now Wilder Has a Real Problem! Parker: I Don't Care If I Win or Lose; Someone Gets Knocked Out Amir Khan Unsure if Crawford Will Carry Up His Power To 147 Mundine: Horn Does Not Have Much Talent, But He Works Hard Joshua: Parker Has No Ring Generalship - I'll Smash His Body! Fes Batista Back in Training With Roy Jones, Plans Ring Return Promoter Will Advise Parker To Avoid Steroid Claims on Joshua Zolani Tete Suffers Injury, Narvaez Clash Pushed Back To April Shields Helps Create Opportunities for Women and Men in Boxing Parker: If I'm The King of Pies, Then Joshua is The King of Steroids! Fighter Claims Severe Beating From Coach Over "Dive" Claims Chocolatito Warns Estrada: Do Not Stand in Front of Sor Rungvisai Jessie Vargas Feels He Has a Good Shot To Land Keith Thurman Amir Khan Aims To Clean Out 147: I Want All of The Belts! Miguel Berchelt Return - Mijares in Doubt, 3 Names in Running WBO, Crawford To Honor Career of Miguel Cotto on January 23 Joseph Parker: The Lighter I Am, The Better I Will Be With Joshua
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement