After a clinical performance against Errol Spence Jr., Terence Crawford has established himself as one of the greatest in boxing history. He has an impeccable record of 40 wins and no losses and is the first man to hold an undisputed title in two divisions. However, what does Bud think when it comes to fighting in MMA?
Apart from being an elite boxer, Crawford is also a good wrestler. He was introduced to the world of wrestling at a very young age and is in tune with the fundamentals. With a decent training camp, Bud’s transition to MMA won’t be an idea too far-fetched.
Yet, Terence does not want anything to do with fighting inside the Octagon as he’s afraid of enduring kicks. During his appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast, Crawford revealed why he would happily indulge in wrestling before testing the MMA waters.
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“Ain’t anybody about to be kicking me. Hey look we can wrestle we can fight but them kicks, no. I don’t care what nobody man, them kicks is dangerous bro,” answered Crawford.
Apart from the dangerous kicks, Terence also believes the weight cuts are harsher in MMA compared to boxing. The weight MMA fighters lose in a single day is shocking to Bud, adding another reason to avoid transitioning to MMA. Regardless, Crawford won’t have time to think of MMA as he is focused on his ambitious plans for his future.
Terence Crawford wants to become the first three division undisputed champion
After his win over Errol Spence Jr. Terence Crawford became the second person to carry all four belts in two divisions. He is next to only Claressa Shields who keeps on switching between MMA and boxing. After achieving this feat, Crawford aims to do what’s never been done in the history of the sport.
During his interview with Joe Rogan, Bud revealed that he wants to become the undisputed champion in three weight classes. Crawford was previously aiming to challenge Jermell Charlo at 154 lbs for his undisputed title. However, due to Charlo fighting Canelo Alvarez at 168 lbs, Crawford’s plans have slightly changed.
Now, Bud wants to take on the winner of Alvarez vs Charlo taking place at 168 lbs next month. Although climbing three weight classes would be a big challenge for Terence, he believes he is ready for it.
“I always said man that’s a big step but for a person to go up three weight classes from 147 to 168 and then win and then become undisputed, wow. What can they say?” stated Terence.
That said Crawford already has a rematch against Errol Spence Jr. ahead of him at 154 lbs. If Bud manages to dominate Spence Jr. once again, he will be able to pursue his ambitious goal. Will Terence Crawford manage to stay undefeated and become the three division undisputed champion? Let us know in the comments below.