Though they compete in two separate weight courses, that hasn’t stopped each Jermell Charlo and Terence Crawford from fulminating within the public eye.
Crawford, 35, has primarily positioned a goal on the again of the present undisputed titlist at 154 kilos and believes that sooner or later, the 2 will ultimately sq. off within the heart of the ring. Whereas Charlo welcomes Crawford’s problem, the truculent star has observed a sample of types.
With Crawford spending the higher a part of the previous few months calling out Charlo, his stablemate Errol Spence Jr. and making point out of a showdown in opposition to Keith Thurman, Charlo has concluded that Crawford is solely clout chasing with no intention of really going through anybody on the Premier Boxing Champions roster.
“Man, all I see is him driving off the names of the PBC fighters,” mentioned Charlo throughout a current presser. “He ain’t even attempting to battle anyone for actual.”
Quietly, Crawford buffered Charlo’s argument. Simply this previous weekend, in entrance of his hometown followers in Omaha, Nebraska, the pound-for-pound star stood throughout the ring from David Avanesyan. Pegged as a substantial favourite, Crawford (39-0, 30 KOs) wasted no time in proving why, simply outboxing his man within the first few rounds earlier than scoring a knockout of the yr candidate within the sixth spherical.
From the second Avanesyan’s lifeless physique bounced listlessly off the canvas, over 14,000 followers stood on their ft and roared as Crawford egged them on. However, Charlo, however, paid no consideration to what befell. With the 32-year-old hoping to get off to an auspicious begin to his undisputed reign in opposition to Tim Tszyu on January twenty eighth, Charlo reveals that each one of his consideration has been positioned on taking good care of enterprise come battle evening.
“I did not get an opportunity to see his battle. I by no means heard of his opponent, I simply been actually centered on what I’ve in entrance of me.”