Terence Crawford Says Super Lightweight Division Is His Focus, 147 Has To Wait


terence crawford vs alejandro sanabriaDuring a conference call, former lightweight champion Terence Crawford suggested that he might still be able to make the lightweight division limit after struggling to make weight for his fight against Raymundo Beltran but that the super lightweight division was his primary focus.

“For that fight I don’t know what it was but my weight wasn’t coming down like it normally does. Now for this fight my weight has been down for about a week. It would have been easier for me to make 135 for this fight than the Beltran fight,” Crawford said.

When asked if he could still make the 135lb weight limit, Crawford was a straight shooter letting everyone know that the lightweight division was a thing of the past.

“I could in a sense, but I don’t think that would have been the best move being that my body is growing and I’m filling out a little more. This is the right time to move up before I start having serious problems because I struggled hard to make weight for that fight.”

Although Crawford was adamant about moving on to bigger and better things, he was also equally as adamant that the welterweight division would have to wait for the arrival of Terence Crawford.

“Well, right now my focus is 140. I have no thoughts about moving up to 147, I just moved up to 140. Right now, I am focusing on being the number one guy at 140.”

Terence Crawford will made his formal debut in the Super Lightweight division this past Saturday against Puerto Rico boxing contender Thomas Dulorme. Crawford Stopped Dulorme, his only other venture into the weight class was as a last minute replacement against Breidis Prescott.