Terence Crawford names his top five boxers of all-time Terence Crawford has named his five best boxers of all-time, with the likes of Sugar Ray Robinson and George Foreman failing to make the cut.
Crawford, one of boxing’s current pound-for-pound king’s, faces Amir Khan on April 20 as he looks to make the second defence of his WBO welterweight belt before a potential unification fight against the also undefeated Errol Spence.
In a ‘quick hits’ series with Top Rank Boxing on Instagram, Crawford was asked to – without taking too long – name his top five to ever enter the professional ring.
‘If it wasn’t for my two daughters I would have retired two years ago’: ‘Super hero’ Amir Khan on a title mission against Terence Crawford
Amir Khan takes a few minutes out from training to fight the man rated as the second best boxer on the planet to telephone his eldest daughter.
The midday sun is shining on a small town across the San Francisco Bay but it is bedtime in Bolton for four-year-old Lamaisha.
Khan is smiling as the call ends and says: ‘She was telling me about her day at school and that she told her teacher that her daddy is a world champion at boxing.
‘The teacher said they all know very well who her father is. I asked Lamaisha how she knew what I do for a job and she said because she watches TV and she’s also seen some videos of me. She said she had begun to realise I was somehow special on the times I took her to the shopping mall and people kept coming up to me asking for selfies and autographs.
‘Before we hung up I asked if she’d done her homework and she said yes, she’d drawn a picture. It was a picture of me as a champion wearing one of those big belts.’
Then comes the remarkable admission that he would not be challenging unified world welterweight champion Terence Crawford in New York’s fabled Madison Square Garden on April 20 if it wasn’t for Lamaisha and her infant sister Alayna.
At 32, he says: ‘But for our children coming along I would have retired two years ago. I had tried to fight on with my old hand problem when I went up in weight to take on Canelo Alvarez. That made some more good money but the hand needed a lot of further treatment and if my first little girl hadn’t been growing up so fast I would have done what I always said I would and stop boxing around 30.
TERENCE CRAWFORD is all set to defend his WBO welterweight crown against Bolton’s Amir Khan.
The unbeaten three-weight world champion welcomes Khan to New York for a showdown which could define the former Olympian’s career.
When is Khan vs Crawford?
THIS huge world title scrap will be held on Saturday, April 20.
It will be held at the iconic Madison Square Garden’s in New York City.
Expect the main event of the evening to get going around 4am UK time.
Arum’s decided to stage the Crawford vs Khan fight in New York rather than Las Vegas, Nevada will make it slightly easier for Khan’s British fans to make the long journey over to the States to see him fight. Las Vegas is roughly 5,000 miles from England; whereas New York is only 3,400 miles. New York is a little bit closer journey for the UK fans than if the Crawford vs. Khan fight were to be staged in Vegas.
How to watch Crawford vs Khan live stream online
Terence Crawford (No. 2, No. 2 P4P), the former lightweight champion and undisputed junior welterweight world champion, will make his second welterweight title defense against Amir Khan on Saturday, April 20 in the main event of a Top Rank Boxing card that ESPN will broadcast Crawford vs Khan live stream on PPV (9 p.m. ET), the first PPV event of the promotional company’s seven-year deal with the network. It will most likely be hosted at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York, with 20,000 seats available for fight fans, but this has not yet been confirmed. Promoter Bob Arum opted for New York to make traveling easier for Khan’s UK army of fans.
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