WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford is without a doubt one of the most feared boxers in the world.
“Bud” is often scrutinized for not fighting the top guys in his division, but the fact of the matter is that very few people are willing to go toe-to-toe with him.
But now there is a familiar foe from the past that is willing to face Crawford again, this time in the pro rankings. Cuba’s Yordenis Ugas has called out Crawford about a potential fight.
The 33-year-old Ugas made sure he reminded Crawford how their fight went down in the amateurs some years ago.
“I think I can win that fight,” said Ugas on Instagram Live. “We already fought in the amateurs, and I won 26-10. I think he’s a great fighter, and one of the best in the division. But so am I, and it would be a great fight together. I’ll be ready when boxing is back.”
With the boxing schedule on a hiatus due to COVID-19, the thought of having a tuneup fight before jumping into a high stakes matchup hasn’t even crossed the mind of Ugas. In fact, Crawford isn’t the only big name that he currently has an eye on.
“I would like to fight the WBA champion Manny Pacquiao. I think I did everything to become a world champion, and I think I won the fight. Let’s see if Spence takes the challenge.”