Ahead of his upcoming clash with champion Viktor Postol, super lightweight title holder Terence Crawford and trainer Brian ‘Bomac’ McIntyre discuss the unification fight that takes place on July 23 the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Discuss the pressure on being seen as one of the NEW faces in boxing.
“There is no pressure on me being looked at as boxing’s next superstar, but there is a lot of hard work in becoming one. I’m really excited to be on the big stage and I’m on that big stage because I paid my dues in the gym and in the ring. That’s the reason I have accomplished so much as a fighter — pride of performance — and that’s why I am going to win on July 23. If I’m going to solidify my position as the new face of boxing it starts by unifying the 140 pound division.
“I’ve been fighting people taller than me and larger than me all my life. I’ve been short for 28 years and I haven’t been stopped yet. Postol is nothing to me. He’s just another guy that I’m fighting. I’m not training for Postol, I’m training for myself — to be the best I can possibly be. I do that, then no one can beat me. I’m confident in my abilities and I am confident that I am going to destroy Postol.”
“There is no pressure because it’s his destiny. All we have to do is keep on winning. The media and the public will see Terence as the best fighter in the world. I don’t care who Postol has in his corner, there is no way we’re letting Postol come to our country and take home Terence’s title.
“We are a way better team than they are. We have a deep history with each other and we have the heritage that produces legends as well as champions. Postol cannot beat Terence. And Freddie Roach is going to have a front row seat to watch his fighter get drilled.”
Crawford vs. Postol takes place Saturday, July 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.