Terence Crawford vs Shawn Porter 1st official press conference kicked off this weekend which both showed mutual respect to one another. Opposite from a Tyson Fury Deontay Wilder words of an engagement in theirs. Both Porter & Crawford established a friendship dating back to their amateur days and the respect amongst eachother showed, yet come fight night and knowing the styles and dog mentality. You would think their animosity is thinker than Wilder & Fury’s.
“We always have had a good relationship ever since the amateur days. There has never been any bad blood. It’s always been all love, but come November 20, we step on him.”Crawford a 3 division world champion, undisputed at junior welterweight and arguably regarded by many as the pound 4 pound #1 is facing arguably his hardest task till date Shawn Porter, 2 time welterweight champion and arguably has the best resume of this era which easily someone can say, won all three of his defeats. Both showed respect yet both also showed how confident each one is in talking about what they expect from themselves and their opponent.
“We can talk all about resumes, but when I look at his resume, nobody that has been in the ring with him, knows him as I know him. The best of Terence Crawford will bring out the best of Shawn Porter. What I do know is November 20 is a big day for boxing and it will be a big day for Team Porter.” What makes this so intriguing is not only Porter vs Crawford is a wonderful match up stylistically, but finally the boxing world gets what they been desperately asking of Crawford. To fight an elite welterweight to compliment and certify what many in the boxing world truly believes. That Crawford is pound 4 pound top dog.
Bob Arum prestige Top Rank promoter said. “Terence Crawford is the only unified champion sitting on this stage. He unified the 140-pound division, and maybe the reason he hasn’t fought other top welterweights, it’s because you guys were hiding them because you didn’t want to put them in with Terence.” Well Crawford gets his chance vs a top welterweight in Shawn Porter which gets in the habit of humbling the welterweight division and the best pressure fighter of this generation, will force Crawford to go into that well he’s never been force to go to. Porter & Crawford who is known as gym rats, both known for being the best condition fighters of all of boxing.
Could Porter adjust to the versatility of Crawford and can Crawford weather the Porter storm is the perfect questions both will need to answer in the ring November 20th in Las Vegas Nevada.