Crawford has no interest in surpassing Mayweather's record

WBO welterweight world champion Terence Crawford, naturally, will have a lot of things and thoughts running through his mind as his undisputed date of destiny slowly approaches July 29th at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Crawford (39-0) will face his divisional rival Errol Spence Jr in a contest which will see all of the welterweight titles up for grabs. A win for Crawford will undoubtedly put him in line to be a first-ballot hall-of-fame inductee but more pressingly likely see a rematch between himself and Spence Jr due to each fighter holding a rematch clause in their favour.

A three-weight world title holder, undisputed at super-lightweight in the process, has seen the Omaha native collect and set new milestones, awards and achievements in his illustrious career to date.

Speaking to CBS Sports Radio Show, hosts Maggie & Perloff asked Crawford if he had one eye on Floyd Mayweather’s professional record of 50-0. Crawford gave a straight answer in response.

“Nah, I ain’t ever thought of [reaching] 50-0. That’s Mayweather’s thing. That’s his record. I commend him. He can have that.”

The presenting pushed him further and asked if he was prepared eleven more times to at least match the record. “Not at all,” he replied with a smile.

Crawford then noted that while he does not expect to fight too long that his next one against Spence will almost certainly not be his last.

“We don’t plan on it being [our last fight],” Crawford said.

Mayweather left the stage of professional boxing following his 2017 encounter with UFC star name, Conor McGregor, claiming a stoppage win in a one-sided affair. Following his retirement, Floyd has appeared in exhibition bouts against the likes of Logan Paul, Deji and John Gotti the Third.

Finally, in the interview, Crawford was asked who he thinks is the greatest fighter of all time, Crawford pointed to Mayweather.

“It’d have to be Mayweather,” Crawford said. “Everything. Not just cuz of the record—fighting style, everything that surrounds ‘Money’ Mayweather. It would have to be Mayweather.”