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Crawford on Getting His Proper Credit: I'll Just Keep Winning

By Victor Salazar

New York - Terence Crawford (30-0, 21 KO’s) returns to the squared circle, defending his WBO and WBC junior. welterweight titles against Dominican Olympic Gold Medalist Felix Diaz (19-1, 9 KO’s).

The HBO televised fight will take place inside the big room in Madison Square Garden. Although Crawford may be a sizable favorite, the unbeaten champion isn’t keen on the odds and expects Diaz to come in there with his best.

“He’s ready, we’ll have to see come Saturday,” Crawford told BoxingScene.com. “He’s ready but we’ll have to see Saturday how good he is, I’ll be successful if I got out there and just be myself."

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A lot of the greats have fought in Madison Square Garden but Crawford is out to make his own history. The undefeated unified champion feel that losing is not an option on this boxing journey.

“I believe it’s something that you’re born with, the hatred of losing,” stated Crawford. “It’s just something in me that I hate losing but it keeps me hungry. It makes me train tremendously harder because you don’t want to let everyone down. I don’t fear losing because I have before. I just don’t like the feeling so that is why I make sure I don’t feel that again.”

Crawford has notable wins against Ricky Burns, Yuriorkis Gamboa, and Viktor Postol. Although he is trying to unify his division, many of the fights that fans want to see are either a weight division above - with opponents like Keith Thurman Adrien Broner, and Errol Spence; or fights with guys that would have to move up to face him like Vasyl Lomachenko and Mikey Garcia.

Either way, Crawford feels that he may not get his due credit regardless of what he does and he’s ok with that.

“That’s just how it's just going to be,” said Crawford. “You can’t discredit or take anything away from the champions because they are held in high regard on the pound for pound list. Everybody got their fighter that they want to see succeed and they got the fighters that they want to see lose. So it's just how the game goes. A guy asked me yesterday if I would fight Triple G and Canelo. So who knows what I have to do to to get credit, I'll just keep winning.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by lex_fugitive on 05-19-2017

Postol was good and so is Diaz. But other than that, it has been a bunch of opponents to make Crawford look good. We need to see him step up and be in with someone great. Spence is getting his…

Comment by slimPickings on 05-19-2017

Not a hater by any stretch just a true boxing fan who believes in body of work over time before i start throwing superlatives about a fighter. Any fighter! Sorry i am just old school like that. I may be…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 05-18-2017

Haters are going to hate. There are posters on this very forum who admit that they don't support fighters who are black. There's no pleasing people like that so why stress over them? Crawford just needs to keep doing what…

Comment by TheFrog on 05-18-2017

Crawford gets the appropriate amount of respect/hype. He's the best by far at 140. Everyone knows that. He's one of the top p4p fighters in the world but his weight class doesn't offer the opponents needed to be the best…

Comment by TreJac on 05-18-2017

Crawford needs to understand when certain people just want you to loose, they will never give you credit no matter what you do! Since Crawford seems unbeatable at 140, many people want to see him move up to 147. If…

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