5 Weeks After Terence Crawford’s Mega-Fight Review, Celtics Legend Kevin Garnett Endorses 35YO Boxer for New Role

Published 09/05/2023, 10:30 AM EDT

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If there is one former NBA player who is known to be a professional hype man, then it is the Boston Celtics legend, Kevin Garnett. From endorsing Eminem’s rap music to highlighting the “Alien-like” skills and prowess of a South Bay Lakers player, Garnett always appreciates fine talent, no matter the sport or the person.

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It had barely a few weeks before the 47-year-old had highlighted his confidence in boxing champion Terence Crawford. Now, the NBA star is back to endorse the boxer for a new role.

Kevin Garnett endorses Terence Crawford for President

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‘fighthubtv’, an Instagram handle with over 255000 followers, recently uploaded a clip. It featured an interviewer engaged in a Q&A session with former professional boxer and promoter Oscar De La Hoya. During the same, the interviewer asked the former boxer if Terence Crawford had the potential to beat 33-year-old Mexican boxer Canelo Álvarez. De La Hoya didn’t have to think long before placing his confidence in the 2023 Undisputed champion.

Placing emphasis on the “skillset” of the fighter, Oscar De La Hoya stated that Terence Crawford will be a “master” if he ever gets the opportunity to come face to face with Canelo. “He will make Canelo look like a child,” said Oscar De La Hoya during the conversation.

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Despite his opinion, the boxing promoter still has some love for Camelo. Given the fact that the 50-year-old promoted him at one point in time, De La Hoya still wants the Mexican boxer to see his day of sunshine. When it comes to making a choice between him and Crawford, however, there is not much to think about.

 

When the interviewer asked the reason for Camelo not being able to overcome the “three weights division”, De La Hoya laid it all out on the boxer’s “talent”, especially his footwork.

“Look at Camelo’s footwork. He’s walking on cement. Look at Crawford’s footwork, he coordinates it with his upper body,” Oscar De La Hoya added during the interview to conclude his point.

The interview caught the attention of Kevin Garnett. He uploaded the clip on his Instagram story for his 1 million followers. Everything that the former boxer had to say about the two men definitely impressed Garnett. Stating his opinion to his followers, Garnett wrote remarks like “Let’s see it…shhhiii” and “I mean I feel the same way tho” to highlight his reaction to the video.

The 2008 NBA champion was definitely impressed by the skills and prowess of the 35-year-old championship holder. He placed forward his highest praise by stating “Man Bud Crawford for president..foh” and “I’m rolling with champ”.

Garnett’s story caught the attention of Terence Crawford as well, who uploaded the NBA star’s remarks on his story.

Hours prior to the fight, Garnett highlighted Crawford’s “gonna make history” speech

Garnett’s call to make Crawford president is not the first time that the NBA star has placed confidence in the boxer.

Barely a month ago, Terence Crawford was set to face off in a highly anticipated fight against Errol Spence Jr. Both fighters were claimed to be the ‘best of the best’. The moment was supposed to be nothing short of spectacular.

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During a pre-game press conference, Terence Crawford won hearts by obtaining a glow in his eyes and stating “We gonna make history baby”.

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Garnett highlighted the moment on his Instagram story and wrote “This when Bud knew right there.. that was the moment”.

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Kevin Garnett has always held Crawford in high regard and continues to publicly maintain his faith that the boxer will reign supreme over everyone else. The above-stated examples are proof of that.

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