“It’s a really big fight week in general next week,” Crawford begins, acknowledging the flurry of events set to unroll in the boxing ring.
Discussing the much-anticipated match between Naoya Inoue and Stephen Fulton, Bud said:
“I’m leaning towards Fulton. I hope he goes out there and does good and always shows up.”
He acknowledges the match’s competitiveness and the uncertainty around the result, focusing on the skills of both contenders.
“I think it’s going to be a tough fight for both fellas and the better man is going to win on that day.”
“Fulton is not only bigger and stronger but he has skills too. Skills pay the bills and Fulton’s got the skills to back up the size as well.”
He then effortlessly shifts to the subject of his own strengths, possibly underestimated by his adversaries.
“Did everything,” Crawford cryptically answers when asked about what aspect of his game the opponents might underestimate.
“All that is just like fueling the fire. The fire that’s already burning,” Crawford remarks, referring to his opponents’ bragging rights.
Crawford remains unfazed by the prospect of a rematch, expressing certainty in his victory. He puts forth a surprising response, reflecting both confidence and a certain detachment from the result.
“I’m winning this fight so I’m not thinking about what’s going to happen with the rematch,” he claims nonchalantly.
“All the things that he’s been saying, he’s going to have to prove that come fight.”