Ray Robinson Adamant He Beat Kavaliauskas, Wants Crawford

Welterweight contender, Ray Robinson believes that he should have deserved the decision in his bout with WBO number-one ranked Egidijus Kavaliauskas in a bout that was seen live on ESPN this past Saturday at 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.

Robinson of Philadelphia and Kavaliauskas battled to a majority draw in a bout where Robinson demonstrated great ring generalship and dictated the pace of the bout.

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"This is why I fell in love with boxing.  To hit and not get hit, i put on a boxing lesson," said Robinson.

"I feel like I offset him.  I was faster and the lateral movement confused him.  I frustrated him.  I just listened to my coaches and threw him off.  I had a full camp, and it showed in my performance as I feel that I dominated," continued Robinson, who won one scorecard by a 97-93 tally, while two others were even at 95-95.

Kavaliauskas has been mentioned for a chance to fight undefeated WBO champion Terence Crawford, but with his performance, Robinson would happily step in the ring with the Nebraska native, as he showed not only he is a worthy fighter, but he also, Robinson owns a win over the consensus pound-for-pound fighter in the amateur ranks.  Robinson feels he would repeat that result in the pro ranks, with an opportunity at Crawford.

"I think now I deserve that shot.  I am the last person to defeat Terence Crawford in the amateurs.  The fans would want to see it, and I am sure he would want it.  If it was me, I would want to fight the last person who beat me.  If not Crawford, I feel that I deserve to compete with the top welterweights out there.  Guys like Thurman, Porter, Spence, Sadam Ali, Kell Brook, Adrien Broner.  Any of them.  I am a promotional free agent, so it won't be difficult to make a deal with any of them"

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ca$ual Fan on 04-05-2019

Reasons why Crawford should fight him: 1. He beat him in the amateurs 2. “He beat Kavaliauskas” the no.1 contender for Bud’s belt 3. He’s ‘Sugar’ Ray’s reincarnated boxer Robinson vs Crawford for the GOAT title. Let’s get it on!!!

Comment by john l on 04-05-2019

[QUOTE=wrecksracer;19637103]Neither of these guys deserve a title shot[/QUOTE] Should be happy he got a draw that he did not deserve but I agree Kavaliauskas is not ready either.

Comment by Pigeons on 04-05-2019

Crawford lost at least 8 more times at the amateur level after losing to Robinson. Nice promotional tactic though.

Comment by khizon on 04-04-2019

That fight was trash. None of them deserves to fight for the belt.

Comment by richardt on 04-04-2019

Robinson seriously needs to work on a right hook. Also, he should add uppercuts to his game and overall, throw more punches.

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