“Why Would You Even Ask That?” – Terence Crawford Is Confident He Can Beat the Undisputed Light-Welterweight Champion Josh Taylor

Published 12/16/2021, 1:30 AM EST
ARLINGTON, TX – APRIL 18: Terence Crawford celebrates after beating Thomas Dulorme of Puerto Rico in the sixth round in their WBO Jr. Welterweight Title Bout on April 18, 2015 at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)


Terence Crawford is very confident in his abilities. He is the kind of fighter who will back himself and prove everyone wrong, even when all the odds are stacked against him. Crawford has proved time and again, he is one of the best boxers in his division.

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He acquired his moniker ‘Bud’ because of the different kind of person he becomes inside the ring. Normally, when a boxer gets hurt, they fret and backpedal. Crawford, on the other hand, gets furious and comes at his opponent with all he has.

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So when an interviewer from iFL Tv asked Crawford who would win in a match between Josh Taylor and himself, Crawford replied, “Of course, you know I’m gonna say me. Why would you even ask that?” 

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“I don’t know. We’ll have to see. Like I always say, I can’t say an opponent is tougher than anybody I’ve faced if I ain’t been in the ring with them.” 

Crawford last fought Shawn Porter and passed with flying colors. The 34-year-old won via corner stoppage after he knocked Porter down twice. ‘Bud’ now has his eyes set on the other champions in the division.

Terence Crawford eyes a match against Errol Spence Jr. as he announces his request for the IBF 

Terence Crawford has his eyes set on Errol Spence Jr., who has been out of action for a few months due to a detached retina. After nearly four months away, ‘The Truth’ is now back in training and is looking to fight next year.

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NEW YORK, NY – MAY 20: MANDATORY CREDIT Bill Tompkins/Getty Images Terence Crawford defeats Felix Diaz by RTD in the 10th round during their Super Lightweight fight at Madison Square Garden on May 20th, 2017 in New York City. Crawford in victory. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)

On Sunday, Crawford asked the IBF to make him the mandatory challenger for the IBF Welterweight champion Spence Jr.

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Even if the IBF listens to his request, it is no guarantee of a fight, as Spence could just refuse the contest and look to battle someone else. Furthermore, he could relinquish his IBF strap and reign as the WBC champion.

What do you make of Crawford’s comments on Josh Taylor? Also, will ‘Bud’ become the IBF mandatory?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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