WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford is not giving any credibility to the WBA's "regular" welterweight title.
Eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao captured the belt back in July with a stoppage win over Lucas Matthysse in Malaysia.
Crawford is looking to fight other world champions - but he does not view Pacquiao as being one of them.
Keith Thurman is viewed as the real WBA champion at 147-pounds, as he holds the "super" version of the belt.
Crawford only regards Thurman, IBF champion Errol Spence and WBC champion Shawn Porter as the real beltholders of the weight class.
"He's (Pacquiao) not a champion in my eyes. He don’t have the 'super' belt. That's [Thurman] the champion in my eyes," Crawford said.
"I look at the number one champion in the division. I don’t look at the WBC Silver and the Interim belts and all that. I look at the 'super' and the actual champion of the division. [Spence, Thurman and Porter] are the only champions. So, there are no other champions but them."
This coming Saturday night, Crawford will defend his title against undefeated challenger Jose Benavidez, who is a live dog but champion is still a massive favorite to win and to do it by knockout.
"My main focus is on Benavidez. As you can see, he's been doing a lot of talking, but while he's talking, I'm working. So, I'm not worried about nothing that he's saying or that he's trying to hype up. I'm focused and I'm ready to go," Crawford said.
Crawford’s trainer and manager Brian McIntyre agrees with his boxer's desire to secure a world title unification in the coming future.
"Realistically, we're going after the champions. You know, I don’t see any reason to be fighting the number six dude or number seven dude. We want the best fighters out there at 147-pounds," the trainer said.