Crawford: I'm The Best Boxer in The World - Hands Down!

WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford firmly believes that he's the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world, in the wake of Vasiliy Lomachenko's bruising performance on Friday.

There is a growing debate regarding the top pound-for-pound spot in boxing - with many experts tabbing either Lomachenko or Crawford in the top spot. Both Crawford and Lomachenko are three division champions.

Lomachenko dominated and brutally knocked out mandatory challenger Anthony Crolla in four rounds at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

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But Crawford disagrees with anyone who believes another boxer is above him.

Crawford explains why he strongly believes that he's got a deep grasp on the top spot.

"I am the best boxer in the world - hands down. I can box at range or fight close up, whatever's needed. I can box equally as well on the back foot or the front foot and I have very good sideways movement. I'm a southpaw who is just as comfortable when switching to orthodox," Crawford told Daily Mail.

"I have hand speed as well as punching power and I am excellent defensively I'm an intelligent fighter who adapts to any opponent. I believe I am the complete boxer so, yes, I think I'm the No 1 pound-for-pound."

This coming Saturday night, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Crawford will defend his title against British superstar Amir Khan.

Crawford is a huge favorite, and there are many who will evaluate his performance against the recent victory by Lomachenko.

"'I am not taking him lightly. He is a very good boxer who I rate as one of the best in the welterweight division. He is very fast, knows what he is doing in the ring and has not lost at welterweight. We have taken every precaution in our preparations. We will bring all that down a little now. Become more focused in order to prepare mentally for the fight. Another psychological adjustment will come on Saturday morning," Crawford said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BillyBoxing on 04-16-2019

[QUOTE=SCEN3RY;19660096]word. p4p seems to get more inaccurate with each passing year. ESPN spends an entire segment speaking p4p, but doesn't mention Usyk? or Canelo? Usyk just had arguably the best 2018 and nothing, not a peep. It couldn't be more…

Comment by P4Pdunny on 04-16-2019

nothing like a bit of belief in yourself

Comment by MDPopescu on 04-16-2019

[QUOTE=BillyBoxing;19662053]Yeah, that is the most unbiased pack around boxing, smart educated cats. You should know them. Not racist at all since they have a pass, and a free cheeseburger with it.[/QUOTE] ... it's about the freedom of expression (speech)...

Comment by BillyBoxing on 04-16-2019

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;19662038]Lions Den Boxing Community?... :)[/QUOTE] Yeah, that is the most unbiased pack around boxing, smart educated cats. You should know them. Not racist at all since they have a pass, and a free cheeseburger with it.

Comment by BillyBoxing on 04-16-2019

[QUOTE=jvsnypes;19660895]I will never defend his use of a banned substance, but even those 4 close controversial results were against opponents on a level better than any of Lomo or Crawford opponents. Maybe not Rigo, but he was just too small…

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