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James Curious To See How Crawford Reacts To Punches at 147

By Ryan Burton

BoxingScene.com joined ATG Radio earlier this week for a chat with welterweight contender Jamal James.  The 29-year-old James made a statement in his last bout when he blasted out the rugged Diego Chaves in three rounds on December 15th in California. With the victory James has won two fights in a row since his only loss which came against Yordenis Ugas in 2016.

One of the topics discussed was the state of the welterweight division that James campaigns in. 

A blue chip fighter is entering the welterweight division in Terence Crawford. The former lightweight and super lightweight champion is slated to face WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn in April at Madison Square Garden in New York.

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Last year, Crawford - who already won a world title at lightweight - unified the entire junior welterweight division when he brought together the WBO, WBC, WBA, IBF world titles with a knockout victory over Julius Indongo.

Once Crawford made a decision to move up in weight, the World Boxing Organization automatically made him the mandatory challenger to Horn's title.

James has faced Crawford in the unpaid ranks and believes that he will be a handful for anyone in the division - but he's very curious to see how Crawford reacts to the bigger punches at 147.

"I competed against Terence Crawford in the amateurs. He is a hell of a fighter. He works hard but so do we. When we competed in the amateurs my height and reach gave him problems. He beat me twice but I thought I won one of the fights.  Coming up in weight, I am waiting to see what happens when these guys who hit him are little bit heavier. He is obviously a world champion and a good fighter," James explained.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GoldenGloveLove on 01-29-2018

I'm curious too but I'm riding with Crawford to settle in fine. I think he'll be taking it and giving it plenty enough on the move.

Comment by revelated on 01-29-2018

[QUOTE=Floyd is TBE;18446180]Jeff Horn is underrated. All that robbery talk from the Pac fight got people ignoring how he was taking it to Manny on the inside. Horn is tough and he fights dirty. I think he'll give Crawford a…

Comment by suffolkbull3 on 01-29-2018

[QUOTE=Floyd is TBE;18446180]Jeff Horn is underrated. All that robbery talk from the Pac fight got people ignoring how he was taking it to Manny on the inside. Horn is tough and he fights dirty. I think he'll give Crawford a…

Comment by Floyd is TBE on 01-29-2018

Jeff Horn is underrated. All that robbery talk from the Pac fight got people ignoring how he was taking it to Manny on the inside. Horn is tough and he fights dirty. I think he'll give Crawford a tougher fight…

Comment by john l on 01-29-2018

[QUOTE=revelated;18444089]#2 Welterweight in the World, Top 10 P4P. That is what Crawford's about to face. People may not like that reality, but it's the reality.[/QUOTE] Dude you gotta be only one in world(including Horn)who believes Horn is top 2 welter…

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