Former world titleholder Leo Santa Cruz takes a moment to weigh in with his thoughts on the big news of Terence Crawford defending his strap against Shawn Porter. Timothy Bradley was one recent former champion who predicts a close, tough fight for both men, and Santa Cruz shares a similar line of thinking while speaking to Fight Hype.
“Porter’s a fighter that comes to fight,” Santa Cruz said. “He brings the pressure, he’s on top of you, breaking you down, and I don’t know if Crawford has faced a fighter like that — that’s on top of you, pushing you, pushing you. So it’s gonna be a great fight for Porter and Crawford. They’re both great fighters, they’re both one of the best and I think it’s going to be a really, really close fight and whoever pushes it the most is gonna take it.
“Crawford’s a great fighter, he throws a lot of punches too, but when you have a fighter like Porter that’s on top of you it changes it. So he’s gonna have to change it up and (we’ll) see what he does.”