“Crawford is a good boxer, but I can’t call him a good person. A great boxer would never do that” – Avanesyan

“Crawford is a good boxer, but I can’t call him a good person. A great boxer would never do that” – Avanesyan

Russian boxer David Avanesian In a conversation with , he acknowledged the strength of the American Terence Crawford but said he could not call him a good person.

In December 2022, Avanesyan lost to Crawford by knockout in the sixth round. After the fight, Avanesyan’s team accused the American of cheating with gloves. On July 13 in Philadelphia, former WBA regular champion and ex-EBU European welterweight champion Avanesyan, 35 (30-4-1, KO 18), will fight American Jaron Ennis, 27 (31-0, KO 28), for whom this will be the first defense of the IBF welterweight belt.

– In terms of status, which fight is better for you – with Ennis or Crawford?

– It’s better with Crawford. Ennis is not Crawford.

– What if there was a fight between them?

“I can speculate on that after our fight.” I think Crawford would have won.

But every time I start talking about Crawford, I have bad memories. Crawford is a scoundrel, judging by the way he personally treated me in the fight. A great boxer would never do that. You have to have certain human qualities, because we know what the consequences of such actions with gloves can be. You go into battle with torn gloves… Crawford for me… Let’s think and believe that Ennis is not like that. And now the organizer of Matchroom. I don’t think they will allow this.

— Your team filed a complaint with the Nebraska Athletic Commission about this glove scandal. I understand it’s all secret?

“It turned out that the manufacturer took it all on himself, confirming that it was his defect. Well, then the lawyer called: ‘Do you understand that this is Nebraska, this is Crawford? If you are willing to go further in terms of money… But we make no promises.’ Well, that’s it.

“And now Crawford has won all the junior welterweight and welterweight belts and on August 3rd he will fight for the WBA junior middleweight belt. Plus, Terence is a top 3 fighter in all weight classes.

– If you take away these moments from the fight with me, then Crawford, of course, is strong. He has excellent speed, a great sense of distance and opponent. He is like in Matrix. But other qualities… He is a good boxer, but I can not say that he is a good person (laughs), – Avanesyan said in an interview with .

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Source : MatchTV

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