Terence Crawford Wants To Remind He’s One Of Boxing’s Best
Coming up Saturday night in Omaha, NE, WBO world welterweight champ Terence Crawford returns to the ring for the first time in 13 months, as he faces what should be an easy test in David Avanesyan. And, while showcasing in front of his hometown fans, Crawford wants to remind those they may have forgotten or even, may agree that he’s still one of the best pound for pound fighters in the sport.
BLK Prime had more from Crawford’s camp in this release:
“Welterweight sensation and current pound-for-pound king, Terence “Bud” Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs), will look to finish 2022 on a high note as he takes on the WBO #6 ranked challenger, David Avanesyan (29-3-1, 17 KOs). The fight takes place at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Neb. on December 10. Crawford is back in his hometown, fresh off his training camp in Colorado, Springs, and he’s eager to show the world why he’s the best fighter in boxing.
Here is what Crawford had to say about his recent training camp, his matchup with David Avanesyan, fight on BLK Prime at home, and more:
On Crawford’s recent training camp:
“It is business as usual. It’s great to have a fight date and a goal to work toward. I have a solid group of guys who are pushing me every single day, and we had a close-knit community during camp. This was one of my best camps, and I am motivated to put on a show for my fans in Omaha, who have had my back from the start of my career.”
On his matchup with David Avanesyan:
“David Avanesyan is a good fighter. He’s on a good winning streak, and beat a guy in the U.K., in Josh Kelly who people thought was going to be a star. I have to train like I am facing King Kong on December 10th, because Avanesyan has everything to gain and nothing to lose. I know he is going to bring everything on December 10th, so I’m not looking past him. This will be the best Avanesyan, so I have to be the best Terence Crawford.”
On what a win will do for his career:
“My goal is to remind the world that world I am the best fighter on the planet so everyone needs to tune in December 10 on this new BLK Prime PPV platform. I am fighting not just to be the best, but to give fighters fair and equitable treatment in negotiations moving forward.”
Crawford is making his 2022 debut, with only three weeks left in the year, after failing to agree to an undisputed fight with unified WBC/WBA/IBF champ Errol Spence. There’s still some belief that the two will agree and meet next summer in what would still be a very intriguing bout. For now, they’re both fighting someone else (of a lesser caliber) next.
Crawford vs. Avanesyan, a 12-round WBO welterweight world title clash, will stream live on the BLK Prime app and across all cable and satellite outlets for the price of $39.99. BLK Prime, a Silicon Valley-based tech company, is a subscription video-on-demand platform that utilizes elite technology to bring the best picture-perfect stream available. The telecast will begin at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.