Via Brian Webber: Amir Khan says Errol Spence Jr will “easy job” to Terence Crawford for their unifying fight in the welterweight division.
Khan knows what it’s like to share the ring with Crawford and he thinks he will have too much boxing skills for the 147-lb IBF, WBA & WBC champion when the time comes for them to fight for the title. supreme position in weight class.
The way Spence (28-0.22 KOs) looked in his fight with 147-lb WBA champion Yordenis Ugas last April, it will be difficult for Crawford (38-0.29 KOs) to make “public.” easy job” like Khan was predicting.
What makes it so difficult to accurately gauge how capable Crawford, 34, is going to be against Spence is the lack of calibre objections on his 14-year résumé.
The talented warriors Crawford fought, the likes of Yordenis Ugas, Shawn Porter and Ricky Burns, were old and hilly by the time he fought them.
In the welterweight division, Crawford’s track record is thin, making it difficult to know how he’ll do against an elite boxer like Spence.
“Spence or Crawford? Okay, so I’ll go with my son, Crawford,” Amir Khan said ESNEWSchooses his good friend Terence Crawford over Errol Spence Jr if/when their fight for unification takes place.
“During that war, we saw Spence captured and beaten up. But with Crawford, no one has ever seen him [hurt]. He beats those with speed, he beats those with strength, and he beats those who are good boxers. He beat the good fighters, and so did Spence.
“I felt that Crawford had the upper hand in that fight. I thought it would go far, but I think the job will be easy for Crawford because he will just box for him. I saw Spence rushing at him, running at him, and applying pressure.
“One thing about Crawford is that he’s also a good back foot fighter.
“Me and Crawford fought a few rounds and fought each other. One thing about Crawford is that he’s a really nice guy. When I was camping in the mountains when I left Omaha, Nebraska went to Colorado Springs, just to be part of the team, just to help me and run and shop.
“He was greatly helped, and then he came to the UK with me. Yeah, it’s good to have him there,” said Khan.