In this telephone interview with Fight Hub TV, Keith Thurman is asked about his thoughts on Terence Crawford moving up to 147, where he currently campaigns as a unified titleholder. Check out what he had to say...
Thurman on Crawford moving up to welterweight:
“Yeah, I’d like to see him fight at 147. So that’s nice. Take a fight.
“I love how the guy’s in my division, if I step on the scale you’d be surprised what division I’m in right now, you know what I mean? But that don’t mean nothing. That don’t mean nothing if I don’t take a fight.
“...everyone talks about how he’s at 147 but I haven’t heard of him fighting, I haven’t watched him fight at 147. He hasn’t competed against anybody in the top 10 at 147. I know he’s a great champion, I know the kid from the amateurs. I got respect for the kid. I got respect for a lot of these fighters out here, man. But at the end of the day I still want to see him go to work.
“You in my division, cool bro. Go to work, show me what’s up!”
About Crawford potentially facing Jeff Horn:
“That’s what he needs to do. Pick up the title and then start more trash talking. It’s all good. But take a fight! Move up and take your fight at 147!”
On if he thinks he’ll fight his whole career at 147:
“I don’t know if I’ll stay my whole career at 147, but I want my legacy to be at 147. I want my greatest accomplishments to be at 147...I don’t wanna be the undisputed 154-pounder, you know. If I grab a title at 154, I try to make an attempt one day, I’m not trying to be the man at the weight class above. I’m trying to be the man at the weight class I always knew I was gonna naturally fight at, and compete at, so...”