Crawford: We'll See How Good Benavidez is Come Fight Night

By Ryan Burton

Caesar's Palace, LAS VEGAS, NV - Newly crowned WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford (33-0) was in town to accept his award from the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame for their 2018 Fighter of the Year. Previous winners include Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Badou Jack.

The 30-year-old Crawford won the award with his 9th round knockout out of Jeff Horn in June to capture his welterweight title and in the process become a three-division champion.

"It feels great out here. I like the energy and I am blessed to be the Fighter of the Year for the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame," Crawford told


Crawford fought on many undercards in Las Vegas as he worked his way up from prospect to contender to champion.  The two biggest fights of his career in Nevada were his unanimous decision victory over Viktor Postol in 2016 in which he unified the WBO and WBC super lightweight titles and the aforementioned knockout of Horn.

It was hard for Crawford to pick which moment was his favorite in the Silver State.

"It had to be the Postol fight. That was the fight a lot of people said I wasn't going to win. The whole aspect of the fight - I just loved that fight.  I think the Jeff Horn fight was up there too though," Crawford explained.

As for what is next, Crawford is slated to return to the ring on October 13th on ESPN. His opponent hasn't been finalized but unbeaten contender Jose Benavidez Jr. is the leading candidate.

"That is in the works right now. We have to get it signed and sealed to be able to say for sure who we are fighting," said Crawford.

"He is alright but we are going to see how good he is come fight night. That is all I will say."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JcLazyX210 on 08-24-2018

[QUOTE=theface07;19044871]Are you seriously saying Bradley didn't fight anybody? GTFOH.[/QUOTE] He didn't fight Khan at 140, didn't fight Garcia, porter , broner, Mayweather, mosley, Thurman, brook, Rois, Alvarado, Cotto , Lucas, Guerrero, Maidana , Berto. Him being with Bob he missed…

Comment by JcLazyX210 on 08-24-2018

[QUOTE=theface07;19044835]And Danny's fought all A+ level competition in his career though right? Get real dude. Crawford would fight Danny Garcia any time, any place. It's Garcia that isn't too keen on that fight. Even Angel gets nervous when talking about…

Comment by theface07 on 08-24-2018

[QUOTE=_original_;19045057]You're pretty much agreeing with me. Great talent but a subpar resume, and I'm not blaming the guy here. He cleaned out two crap divisions, big difference from cleaning out a weight class full of killers. He's a in killer…

Comment by DramaShow on 08-24-2018

[QUOTE=theface07;19044855]Stop making stuff up dude. First off, Gamboa never fought Indongo, Prograis did and even though the guy is a beast, Indongo was damaged goods after getting demolished by Crawford. Secondly, Postal lost to Josh Taylor who is way past…

Comment by _original_ on 08-24-2018

[QUOTE=Bjl12;19044839]Cant call a resume "crap" if they never ducked anyone. Could claim they're untested, but cant be crap if you've fought everyone available Spence and GGG have worse resumes tbh[/QUOTE] lol Brook and Jacobs are better single wins than anything…

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