Terence Crawford says Brook is too small for Golovkin; ranks himself above ‘GGG’ in P4P race

Terence Crawford is in Las Vegas this weekend for his bout with Viktor Postol (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, July 23, WBO junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford (28-0, 20 KO’s) faces off with WBC champion Viktor Postol (28-0, 12 KO’s) in a unification matchup on HBO pay per view.

Crawford is regarded as one of the rising stars in the sport, and I was curious for his take on another big fight on the horizon, the Sep. 10 Gennady Golovkin vs. Kell Brook clash.

Golovkin, the lineal middleweight champion of the world, will defend his crown vs. Brook, the sport’s reigning IBF welterweight titlist, in a fight he is highly-expected to win.

“Golovkin is too big for Brook,” Crawford stated when asked his opinion of the duel. “Brook is too small. [Brook] is a great fighter, but at his weight.”

I was curious for Crawford’s take on where he personally ranks in the pound-for-pound race and he didn’t hesitate with his response.

“I already rated myself; I’m number three,” Crawford stated.

Above Golovkin?

“Of course,” Crawford concluded. “He only fought in one weight class.”

Check below for the full interview.

Chris Robinson can be reached at CRobinson@hustleboss.com

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