Ryan Garcia Calls Out Terence Crawford – ‘What’s He Thinking’

April 13, 2024
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Ryan Garcia Calls Out Terence Crawford - 'What's He Thinking'

Ryan Garcia has called out Terence Crawford by vowing to knock him out.

Garcia’s comments come as he faces the biggest fight of his career against Devin Haney on April 20. Ryan is still chasing his first world title, which he can do if he overcomes Haney for his WBC Junior Welterweight Title. Garcia has dominated the build-up with his behaviour. He has admitted to drinking alcohol, smoking weed and posting controversial topics on social media, leading many to feel he is not taking the fight seriously.

There were worries Garcia could pull out due to mental health concerns. The boxer was previously away from the sport with mental health struggles, causing him to reevaluate his career. While the fight will go ahead, Garcia is looking ahead already. He turned his focus on Crawford. Bud became the first Undisputed Welterweight Champion of the four-belt era when he stopped Errol Spence Jr. in the ninth round.

The win made him undisputed in a second weight class. While the Spence rematch broke down, Bud has been chasing Canelo Alvarez. The win makes him undisputed in a third weight class. However, the Mexican has dismissed the fight, stating he could get no credit for a win over a smaller fighter. Bud is also the WBO mandatory for Sebastian Fundora’s WBO and WBC belts at 154. However, Fundora will likely rematch Tim Tszyu first, the man he beat to claim the belts. Now, Garcia wants to face Bud.

Garcia On Crawford

“I respect Crawford and what he has reached but I want… let’s GO,” Garcia stated 

Crawford is desperate to get back in the ring, as Jaron Ennis continues to be linked with a fight. Ennis was Bud’s IBF welterweight mandatory. The fight never happened, as Crawford was obligated to rematch Spence. That meant Crawford was stripped of his IBF belt, making Ennis the full champion. Ennis has signed a promo deal with Matchroom Boxing, making Crawford his primary target.

“I’m excited for this partnership with Eddie Hearn, Matchroom and DAZN. I can’t wait to continue making my mark and becoming undisputed World champion. I’ve been out of the ring for a year, and I cannot wait to get back in and do what I do best; entertain the fans and put on clinics. There are blockbuster fights on the horizon for me, and I am ready to deliver them,” Ennis said 

Crawford vs Ennis

“He [Crawford] said a few times he’s not looking my way; I’m not a big enough name. But there’s nobody else left for him to fight. Either you fight me, or you fight nobody,” Ennis stated 

A win over Ennis would make Crawford undisputed at 147 again, or he could choose to face Boots at 154. The problem with facing Ennis at 154 is that there are no belts on the line. But if Crawford desires a big payday, there is enough demand to see that fight happen. Eddie Hearn has spoken about his wish to see it happen, setting up the narrative for a blockbuster fight.


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