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Crawford: I'm "1" at 147 - I Beat The Man Who Beat The Man!

WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford is hope to secure the other top names in his weight class.

On Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City, he dropped and stopped undefeated mandatory challenger Egidigus Kavaliauskas.

Crawford is having trouble securing the other names - because nearly all of them are promoted by Premier Boxing Champions, who have exclusive content deals with Fox Sports and Showtime.

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Crawford is promoted by Top Rank, who are exclusively tied to ESPN.

The PBC banner includes boxers such as Manny Pacquiao, Errol Spence, Shawn Porter, Keith Thurman, Danny Garcia, Yordenis Ugas, Sergey Lipinets and several others.

But Crawford is not the buying the talk of "come across the street" to fight on PBC - because he views himself as the best fighter at 147.

"Of course [I'm the best at 147]. When I came into 147, I asked for the top guys at 147. I didn’t ask for the guys that everybody thought I was going to beat. I beat the man that beat the man, whether you like it or not. Jeff Horn beat [Manny] Pacquiao. I stopped him," Crawford told Complex.

"When I came into the division, I didn’t have a fight in the division. And all the champions said he need a belt. He didn’t even fight in the division right now, why is everybody rating him so high in a division he never fought in before? So when I had my first fight in the division, I stopped Jeff Horn.

"Now everybody’s saying 'he’s on the other side of the street.' But what happened to get a belt first? So it’s not like I’m coming into a division taking on the weakest link. I’m coming into the division saying I want all of ya’ll right now. I don’t need no warm-ups, no tune-ups, and that’s what I did."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by KidDinamita on 12-18-2019

No one beat Mayweather, and Pacquiao didnt lose to Jeff Whistle. So he didn't beat no man that beat the man. If you want to say I beat the man himself, fight him and stop wasting your talent against fighters…

Comment by revelated on 12-17-2019

[QUOTE=Tlows1;20263109]He's really starting to sound desperate, when you brag about beating Jeff[/QUOTE] You heard NSB. Beating Jeff Horn = #1 P4P, but only for Crawford, not Murata who actually destroyed Horn with no asterisks.

Comment by Tlows1 on 12-17-2019

The thing is, you don't see them out here looking thirsty. You don't hear PBC bring up his name. That only happens from the media, and people like you. He never should have signed with Shady Bob and ESPN. Bob…

Comment by Tlows1 on 12-17-2019

He's really starting to sound desperate, when you brag about beating Jeff

Comment by HewJohnson on 12-17-2019

[QUOTE=BLASTER1;20261151]Horn beat Manny guys. Manny even disputed the decision but guess what the board came back with the same result. Manny got treated like a bich in that fight. If you get treated like a bish you don't win the…

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