WBO super lightweight champion Terence Crawford has warned challenger Henry ‘Hank’ Lundy that he’s in deep trouble when the pair collide in New York on February 27.
Pound for pound star Crawford, 28, headlines Madison Square Garden for the first time in his career, alongside undefeated Puerto Rican contender Felix Verdejo, and says the outspoken Lundy is biting off more than he can chew.
“Lundy runs his mouth too much. He’s about to get hurt real bad,” said Crawford. “But Lundy can fight. He will battle.”
In the build-up, Lundy has noted his most recent loss of five against Mauricio Herrera should never have stood after the fight was called off before the midway point due to a clash of heads, which Crawford believes is a delusional statement from his opponent.
“I (just) don’t know what’s wrong with this dude. He better be for real about it. Herrera? Lundy lost. Doesn’t matter what people think. He lost.”
Crawford added: “I wouldn’t be in this sport if I didn’t think I was the best. If you don’t think that you are the best then you are in the wrong sport. I feel like I am one of the guys that will put boxing on my back and carry the sport. I want to do that.
“If I won Powerball would I would still fight? Boxing is my life. You bet I would.”