Crawford: "The fight with Porter is my toughest in career"
WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford (37-0, 28 KOs) will face former champion Shawn Porter (31-3-1, 17 KOs) on November 20 in Las Vegas. According to Crawford, the November bout with his fellow countryman will have a huge workload.
"The bout with Porter is my toughest test, at least on paper. Sean Porter has fought every welterweight champion except Manny Pacquiao. He has a lot of experience as well as great talent and great technique. He'll get in the ring to fight, and we'll be ready for him. He's willing to do whatever it takes to win, he knows what dirty boxing is and he's never even come close to an early defeat," Crawford said.
"This fight will show what caliber I am as a fighter. It will also show my skills. People will understand why certain fights involving me didn't happen. I can send a strong message to everyone in the welterweight division. I will take on the welterweight division, it's time to show the world who Terence Crawford is in this category," added "Bud" Crawford.
Porter, boxing Al Haymon and his PBC project, had his last fight last August, winning on points over Sebastian Formella and returning after a split decision loss to IBF champion Errol Spence Jr. in a September 2019 unification bout that saw "Showtime" lose his WBC belt.
Meanwhile, Crawford, a Top Rank and ESPN boxer, defeated Kell Brook in his last appearance last November in Las Vegas.