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Quotes from Crawford and Khan Face Off in New York City

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Crawford to defend WBO welterweight world title, April 20 on ESPN PPV broadcast


NEW YORK CITY (Jan. 17, 2019) ó Fresh off their kickoff press conference in London, WBO welterweight world champion Terence ďBudĒ Crawford and Amir ďKingĒ Khan flew across the pond for a special press conference at ESPNís South Street Seaport studios in lower Manhattan.

Crawford and Khan will battle on Saturday, April 20, live on the inaugural Top Rank on ESPN pay-per-view at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT. Details on how fans will be able to access the pay-per-view event will be announced at a later date.

On stop two of the Crawford-Khan cross-continental media tour, this is what the fighters and Top Rank chairman Bob Arum had to say.

Terence Crawford

"Amir Khan has been in there with a lot of great fighters. Me beating him will put me on another level in the welterweight division. People are interested in seeing this fight."

"It don't matter how I win. I just want to win. That still won't get the fighters I want to fight in the ring with me. I just need to keep doing what I'm doing."

"There's no animosity between me and Amir. He respects me. I respect him. We'll do our thing in the ring on April 20, and we'll shake hands when it's over."

ďIím expecting the best Amir Khan to show up. I never take any shortcuts in training camp. Iím always training for the best fighter that {my opponent} can be. I never look at it like, ĎOh, heís some half Amir Khan, or heís washed up.í Weíre going to train for the best Amir Khan.Ē

Amir Khan

On why he signed to fight Crawford

ďFirst of all, it was because it was for a world title. Also, Terence is up there as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. This is a fight that could take me to a different level, and I want to win this fight because I want to be the best in the world. All them dreams Iíve had of being the best ever, and one day being that pound-for-pound champion, this is the fight that can take me there.Ē

ďIíve been reading a lot of things and hearing a lot of things with people saying that Iím taking this fight just to get beat or maybe just to have another world title fight. It isnít about that. Iím coming here to win. Iíve never gone into a fight just to make numbers. Iíve made a lot of money in the game, and I could leave the sport happy. But I still have unfinished business. I still have a lot left in me to win them titles. Maybe my last fight wasnít the best fight. Maybe thatís one of the reasons that got me this fight. I will prove myself. Going into this fight, Iím highly motivated. Terence is a great champion. Iím not going to walk into the ring just to get beat. Iím coming to win this fight. I donít have that much pressure in this fight because people are expecting me to get beat. Iím going to come and shock the world.Ē

ďThis is a fight that can redeem my whole career. Against Canelo, maybe I was biting off more than I could chew. I took that fight because it was a massive opportunity for me, and I believe in myself as a fighter. This fight, I see that itís more fair. Weíre similar weights. Weíve had similar experience. In my opinion, Iíll be able to take his punching power. Heís also a quick and a skillful fighter, so thereís a lot of advantages for me in this fight. In other fights, Iíve fought guys who are a lot stronger, a lot bigger in weight. That plays a big part. In this fight, I really think I have the style and everything it takes to win."

Bob Arum

ďThe idea is to make the best possible fight. Weíve been Terenceís promoter for many, many years. Heís at a stage now where, to cement his legacy, he has to fight the best. And Iíve always been a big fan of Amir Khan. I remember Amir Khan when he was an amateur and what great skills he has and had. It will be a real test for Bud Crawford to fight Amir Khan. I really think Amir has been one of the best welterweights around. And I think itís going to be a great, great fight on April 20.Ē

ďTerence Crawford, should he win the fight April 20, he will fight the best available welterweights in the world. Itís the world. There are tremendously gifted fighters. Thereís this kid in Spain thatís the biggest attraction Spanish boxing ever had called {Kerman Lejarraga}. And heís a terrific fighter. Thereís the Eastern Europeans. Thereís a lot of good welterweights. If there are fighters fighting for another promoter, and the other promoter is digging his heels in and wonít give his fighters the opportunity to be on a big stage, itís on them. I canít be worried about it.Ē

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