WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford does not see a reason to act out of character in order to promote his upcoming undisputed showdown with WBC, IBF, WBA champion Errol Spence.
The contest will headline a Showtime Pay-Per-View card on July 20th, from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The fight has been in the works for some time - and finally became a reality when both boxers officially announced that a deal had been reached last month.
Crawford sees no reason act wild and have unnecessary trash-talking between him and Spence.
“I think this fight sells itself,” Crawford said to The MMA Hour. “I don’t think that me nor Errol got to go out and do things that are not in our character just to sell the fight.
"When you look at the fight, you say, ‘OK, you’ve got two undefeated, top-five pound-for-pound fighters in their prime, going head to head for the undisputed welterweight championship of the world. Two action-packed fighters.’ What more do you need?
"You don’t need me going out there, acting all crazy. You don’t need him going out there, acting all crazy just to sell a fight. The fight’s going to sell itself because everybody knows what they’re getting come fight night.”
Crawford has been out of the ring since December, when he knocked out David Avanesyan in the sixth round. For his part, Spence hit the ring last April, when he stopped Yordenis Ugas in ten rounds to unify the WBA, WBC, IBF titles.
Their share two common opponents in Kell Brook and Shawn Porter. Both hold stoppage wins over Brook, although Crawford faced the Sheffield boxer at the tail-end of his career. Spence won a tough twelve round split decision over Porter in 2019. Two years later, Crawford, who also had to deal with a lot of resistance in the fight, stopped Porter in the tenth. Porter retired after the fight.