Bud Crawford: “All that matters is he weighs in at 147 come Friday.”

06/14/2023 - No comments

Credit to Fight Hype for facilitating an in-depth conversation with Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford that offered fans an intimate view of the boxing titan’s psyche.

Vision and Counter Punching: Keys to Victory?

In the intricate ballet of boxing, the idea of a single key to victory is abstract at best. Crawford corroborates this. “I think everything is a key point in the fight. You got my jab, my movement, my counter-punching ability, just my brain, the way I think…” he asserted.

The reminder is potent: boxing is not merely a contest of physical prowess, but a strategic battleground. Could it be Crawford’s strategic intellect coupled with his renowned counter-punching skill that will tip the scales in his favor?

Crawford’s attitude heading into this much-anticipated clash exudes focus and readiness. He shared, “I’m just excited. I’m excited. I’m ready to get back to camp and get back to work. Come July 29th, everything will show.” His composure is apparent.

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Weighty Matters: The Importance of Tipping the Scales

In boxing, where weight classes are rigidly sacred, even fractions of a pound can be a game-changer. Yet, when quizzed about Spence’s weight, Crawford downplayed its significance, stating, “All that matters is he weighs in at 147 come Friday.”

Does this nonchalance about weight indicate supreme confidence in his own abilities? Or is it a psychological gambit aimed at unsettling Spence?

Crawford vs. The Critics: A Showdown of Respect

Crawford remains unmoved by critics and doubters. He confidently predicted, “After this fight, everybody that had something negative to say about Terence Crawford, they would eat their words, and they will give me the respect that I rightfully deserve.”

In an intriguing revelation, Crawford confirmed that he was the one who initiated the conversation for this fight, texting Spence directly. In his own words, “Let’s stop playing around… I’m coming to you man to man… let’s come together and see what we can do to make this fight happen.”


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