“He Don’t Know How Hard I Hit”: Terence Crawford Berates Shawn Porter Comparison Remarks Ahead of Potential Errol Spence Jr. Fight

Published 07/04/2022, 3:00 PM EDT

One of the greatest technicians of this generation, Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford, are most likely to meet in the ring by this year. Though the date and venue are not clear, ESPN has reported that the duo is on the verge of closing a deal for the undisputed Championship at 147 pounds. The much-awaited contest has been in talks for years but has never reached fruition. This is a great time for the materialization of probably one of the most anticipated bouts in the current scenario of boxing. Many have already leveled it ‘fight of the century.’

Years have passed since Spence Jr. and Crawford have been battling in the same weight class. They had many opponents in common. One of them is a former two-time welterweight champion, Shawn Porter, who already has made many big claims regarding Spence Jr and Crawford.

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As ‘Bud’ is closing toward the toughest test of his skills, he reflected on Porter’s views regarding his fight with Spence Jr. On a DAZN Boxing Show, recently Crawford admitted, “Styles make fights. Me and Errol have got a different style. We fought Shawn Porter in two completely different styles. You never know. I never got hit by [Spence]. I don’t know how hard he hit, “He never got hit by me, so he don’t know how hard I hit. But that won’t determine who wins. You don’t determine the winner and loser by who punches harder. There’s a lot that goes into winning a fight than who hit hard.”

Certainly, ‘Bud’ was spitting facts. It takes more than ‘hitting hard’ to win a match in boxing.

Why does Porter’s word carry so much volume regarding Terence Crawford and Spence Jr?

Porter’s views are very important for the welterweight division. Because before Spence Jr and Crawford claimed the title in this division, Porter was the biggest force. However, Porter lost his titles to both Spence Jr and ‘Bud’ in two different fights.

In 2019, Spence dropped Porter in the 11th round and finally clinched the WBC title of the latter in a unification contest by decision.

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Two years later, in 2021, Porter challenged the WBO welterweight title holder, Crawford. In this heated battle, Crawford stopped Porter in the 10th round and successfully defended his title.

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Since Porter had experienced the skills of both stalwarts therefore his thoughts on both pugilists becomes important.

 

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.

Edited By: Ajinkya Aswale

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