Terence Crawford says he is on a ‘completely different path’ to Josh Taylor, regardless of hypothesis a couple of future showdown between two elite world champions.
Crawford defended his WBO welterweight championship and his standing as one in every of boxing’s pound-for-pound stars by turning into the primary man to cease Shawn Porter on Saturday night time in Las Vegas.
The three-weight world king had beforehand been linked with a future fight against Taylor, who has emulated Crawford by amassing each world title at super-lightweight.
However Crawford has informed Sky Sports activities: “Down the street, possibly we will go to that combat, however proper now he is obtained enterprise to maintain.
“After that, then who is aware of?
“However proper now he is at 140[lbs], I am at 147 and I am unification fights and due to this fact we’re on completely different paths proper now, till we meet up.”
Taylor, who faces WBO necessary challenger Jack Catterall in Glasgow on February 26, was ringside to observe Crawford.
“An excellent efficiency. It type of unfolded the best way I assumed it was going to unfold,” Taylor informed Sky Sports activities.
“I knew it was going to be robust for Crawford in there.
“I solely gave Crawford one or two of the early rounds, however he began discovering his vary. He began catching him as he was coming in. Strolling him onto a shot like I mentioned he possibly would.”
Requested in regards to the Crawford combat, Taylor mentioned: “No, I do not know actually. I am type of forgetting about all this on the minute. I’ve obtained my very own combat to give attention to, which is Jack Catterall and it is a very massive combat, a really massive threat, so I am specializing in that.
“We’ll see how the combat goes and after it, then we will discuss these discussions and see what’s taking place.
“However yeah it is rather thrilling. It is a very thrilling prospect, for positive.”
Scotland was the scene of Crawford’s first-ever world championship combat – in 2014, as considerably of an unknown amount, he dazzled to take Ricky Burns’ WBO light-weight belt.
“I would not say I’ve too many good reminiscences, other than turning into champion at the moment,” Crawford mirrored on his sole combat exterior of the US.
“It was undoubtedly an expertise. I used to be in hostile territory.
“I used to be the centre of consideration, combating towards the hometown child.
“There was rather a lot at stake. It was a hefty expertise.”
Sky Sports activities Boxing schedule
December 11 – BOXXER in Cardiff
Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams
Claressa Shields vs Ema Kozin
December 11 – High Rank in New York
Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Richard Commey
Jared Anderson vs Oleksandr Teslenko
Nico Ali Walsh
December 17 – High Rank in Montreal
Artur Beterbiev vs Marcus Browne – IBF and WBC light-heavyweight titles
February 26 – High Rank in Glasgow
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall – undisputed super-lightweight title