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Terence Crawford confronts Jose Benavidez during media workout

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Crawford and Benavidez traded some words and nearly traded some fists ahead of their fight on Saturday.

WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford (33-0, 24 KOs) will defend his strap against Jose Benavidez (27-0, 18 KOs) this Saturday, but seemed to want to get things going early during Benavidez’s open media workout. Seems like these two would just rather scrap outside of the ring than in it.

Crawford was spotted walking into a gym where Benavidez was holding his session and promptly let him know that he’s going to beat his ass this weekend. Benavidez would of course respond and then the back and forth began.

Naturally it wasn’t long before the ‘your mama’ insults started flying, and Crawford leaped onto the ring apron in order to get at Benavidez. There was way too many people between them for anything to really go down, but it’s clear that Crawford and Benavidez really just don’t like one another. The two we spotted earlier in year jawing at one another before Crawford would invite Benavidez to step outside.

Instead the two will step inside the ring on Saturday night, in an ESPN main event.