Terence Crawford isn’t taking his undisputed title unification with Julius Indongo lightly. He plans to lay it all on the line in an effort to realize his dream of completely unifying the division, and tells Sky Sports that he’s going to take it right to the Namibian native.
"Fans can expect fireworks on fight night. I am going to go out there and get after him.
"Indongo's a good boxer, a tall, rangy type fighter who likes to use his distance, but I just need to go in there and be myself and not worry about my opponent.”
Crawford continues by saying that he doesn’t feel any added pressure fighting in front of his hometown fans — his mentality is that you have to be prepared to perform no matter where the ring is located.
But for Indongo this is an opportunity to prove himself legit on a world stage, removing all doubts about his talent and ambition.
"I want to be involved in these fights and prove to the world that I am the best, the world still does not believe in what I have I done, but I believe after this fight they will finally believe that this guy can be the best and is still improving.
"I want to show that an African can surprise the world and victory over Crawford will open up doors for African boxing."
Indongo will have the opportunity he seeks this Saturday on ESPN. It’ll be a tall task, because Crawford is a legitimate talent, but one can only expect that to bring out the best of Indongo.