Terence Crawford gave a clear message he wants to finally fight his great rival Errol Spence Jr, after being tipped as the better fighter by Shawn Porter.
Crawford retained his WBO welterweight championship and his status as one of the world’s best fighters by becoming the first man to stop Porter on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
Porter, the former two-time champion who has now retired, had a sensational scrap with Spence Jr but lost a split decision for the IBF and WBC belts in 2019.
Porter said about Crawford: “There’s no doubt that man hit me more than anybody I’ve been in the ring with.
“The fight with Spence Jr which went 12 rounds was not as tough as the fight with Crawford.”
Crawford delivered an ominous declaration that he wants to end his stand-off with Spence Jr – the two unbeaten American champions have been on a collision course for years but negotiations have never come close to producing the desired result.