Terence Crawford refused to break his icy deal with-off with Shawn Porter right after the American welterweights weighed in for their WBO title clash in Las Vegas.
WBO champion Crawford mounted a steely glare on Crawford as they went head to head for the last time in advance of their explosive showdown, reside on Sky Sports activities from 2am on Sunday morning.
A 3-excess weight planet winner, Crawford tipped the scales at 146.4lbs, although Porter was marginally heavier at 146.6lbs as he attempted to acquire a environment championship for the third time.
Crawford is recognised as a single of the world’s very best pound-for-pound fighters, but the 34-year-old insists he is still to display screen his very best general performance.
“We are going to have to see if this is the toughest battle of my job,” Crawford has explained to Sky Athletics.
“I’ve been faced with a whole lot of men and women who considered the earlier few of fights would be the hardest. But we you should not know until eventually we move in the ring.
“I really don’t are likely to pay attention but I do just take heed simply because it signifies I won’t overlook something.
“I believe, deep down in my coronary heart, that there are a great deal of issues I haven’t proven nevertheless for the reason that I didn’t have to clearly show it at that issue. There are capabilities I have not experienced to screen.
“Perhaps Porter can deliver people out. There is additional to occur. I am having better.”
Sky Sporting activities Boxing program
November 20 – BOXXER in London
Richard Riakporhe vs Olanrewaju Durodola
Florian Marku vs Jorick Luisetto
Hosea Burton vs Dan Azeez – British light-weight-heavyweight title
November 20 – Top Rank in Las Vegas
Terence Crawford vs Shawn Porter – WBO welterweight title
December 11 – BOXXER in Cardiff
Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams
Claressa Shields vs Ema Kozin
December 11 – Prime Rank in New York
Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Richard Commey
Jared Anderson vs Oleksandr Teslenko
Nico Ali Walsh
December 17 – Top rated Rank in Montreal
Artur Beterbiev vs Marcus Browne – IBF and WBC mild-heavyweight titles
February 26 – Prime Rank in Glasgow
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall – undisputed tremendous-lightweight title