Terence Crawford claims he’s on a ‘different path’ to Josh Taylor, inspite of speculation about a upcoming showdown in between two elite earth champions.
Crawford defended his WBO welterweight championship and his position as a person of boxing’s pound-for-pound stars by starting to be the to start with gentleman to end Shawn Porter on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
The three-excess weight environment king had beforehand been linked with a potential struggle towards Taylor, who has emulated Crawford by collecting each and every planet title at super-light-weight.
But Crawford has advised Sky Athletics: “Down the highway, perhaps we can pay a visit to that battle, but correct now he’s received company to take treatment of.
“Immediately after that, then who is familiar with?
“But right now he is at 140[lbs], I’m at 147 and I’m looking at unification fights and thus we’re on unique paths correct now, right until we fulfill up.”
Taylor, who faces WBO mandatory challenger Jack Catterall in Glasgow on February 26, was ringside to look at Crawford.
“A fantastic overall performance. It variety of unfolded the way I considered it was heading to unfold,” Taylor told Sky Sports.
“I knew it was likely to be challenging for Crawford in there.
“I only gave Crawford a person or two of the early rounds, but he started off finding his variety. He started out catching him as he was coming in. Going for walks him onto a shot like I reported he possibly would.”
Requested about the Crawford struggle, Taylor stated: “No, I really don’t know seriously. I’m sort of forgetting about all this at the minute. I have received my have battle to target on, which is Jack Catterall and it is really a pretty significant struggle, a extremely big hazard, so I’m focusing on that.
“We are going to see how the fight goes and immediately after it, then we can discuss about these discussions and see what is happening.
“But yeah it is quite thrilling. It is a very exciting prospect, for absolutely sure.”
Scotland was the scene of Crawford’s initially-ever environment championship battle – in 2014, as rather of an not known amount, he dazzled to consider Ricky Burns’ WBO light-weight belt.
“I wouldn’t say I have far too numerous excellent memories, aside from turning into champion at that time,” Crawford mirrored on his sole fight outdoors of the US.
“It was surely an encounter. I was in hostile territory.
“I was the centre of attention, fighting from the hometown child.
“There was a large amount at stake. It was a hefty expertise.”
Sky Sports Boxing schedule
December 11 – BOXXER in Cardiff
Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams
Claressa Shields vs Ema Kozin
December 11 – Best Rank in New York
Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Richard Commey
Jared Anderson vs Oleksandr Teslenko
Nico Ali Walsh
December 17 – Prime 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 super-lightweight title