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  Terence Crawford vs. Shawn Porter
Final Press Conference


Terence "Bud" Crawford and "Showtime" Shawn Porter didn't need to hoot and holler to make their point. With fight day three days away, they were all business. The longtime acquaintances came up together in the amateur ranks in the late 2000s. At the time, Porter outweighed Crawford by more than 30 pounds. More than a decade later, the welterweight stars are finally crossing paths.

Crawford (37-0, 28 KOs), the three-weight pound-for-pound great, will make the fifth defense of his WBO welterweight title against Porter (31-3-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday, Nov. 20 at Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Presented by Top Rank and TGB Promotions, Crawford-Porter will be a Top Rank PPV exclusively on ESPN+ in the United States at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. CLICK HERE to view the ESPN+ order page.

At Wednesday's main event press conference, this is what Crawford and Porter had to say.

Terence Crawford

"I respect everything that Shawn does. Shawn is athletic, he can box, he can bang, he can move around in the ring, he can cut corners and take angles. Iím not going to sit here and say that I donít respect anything that he does. Iím just going to say that I do a lot of things better than Shawn. Iím going to show him come Saturday.

"Once we signed that contract, the switch was already flipped and I canít wait to go out there Saturday to display my talent and look good doing it. Until then, right now Iím just chilling, playing Call of Duty in the room by myself all day. Iíve been in the room all day isolating."

Shawn Porter


"I donít think thereís too much that I can say to Bud thatís going to change the way he thinks about himself and the outcome of this fight. He canít look at me and say, 'Iím going to beat your ass' and Iím going to believe that, and he knows that, and he wonít dare to do it. I could say the exact same thing he said, and I believe it.

"Terence, you know better than I do that youíve matured. I feel like people see your personality and your character right now more than theyíve ever seen, but I feel like Iím still correct in saying that when the wrong Tweet or Instagram post goes up, you can get upset.

"There are people you can get to, and there are people that you canít get to. Iím one of those people that you canít get to, and I got a feeling that you can get to him quicker on the microphone than you can in the ring. In the ring, he is solid, but there may be something that is posted or said that might have an affect on him {during} the fight.

"Iím relaxing, Iím drinking water and just biding my time. I am a showtime fighter, and I canít wait for showtime on ESPN+ PPV. Iím a really even-keeled type of guy. I like things to be easy, and fight week is always easy for me."



 

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