WBO welterweight champion (up to 66.7 kg), American Terence Crawford (37-0-0, 28 KO), who previously announced that the prospect and compatriot Virgil Ortiz (17-0-0, 17 KO) were not ready to meet with him, called a fighter with whom he could fight at this stage of his career.
“I think Golden Boy is leading him too fast. As for me, he needs a couple more fights. [перед чемпионским поединком]… It must not be forgotten that this was Hooker’s first appearance at welterweight, he is still a rookie here.
Do you understand what I’m talking about? Ortiz needs to box with a full-fledged welterweight. To be honest, I would like to see him in the fight against the “Evil Machine” [Эгиса Каваляускаса]… Against someone who is aggressive and who will fight you back. I want to see how Ortiz responds to hit fighters, ”Crawford said.