San Diego, CA (February 27. 2014)--This Saturday afternoon, undefeated Terence Crawford will look to capture his 1st world title when he takes on WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns from Glasgow, Scotland in a bout that can be seen LIVE on AWE at 2pm eastern / 11 am pacific.
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Crawford of Omaha, Nebraska has a record of 22-0 with 16 knockouts has traveled to the United Kingdom for once purpose and that is to bring back the world championship.
"I am ready. Training went excellent," said Crawford after a workout on Tuesday.
The opportunity to fight for a world title will not add any pressure to the even keeled Crawford.
"I am treating like this any other fight."
He respects Burns but he does not believe that champions has anything that Crawford can't handle.
"Burns brings the belt and experience. Whatever else he has, I will be ready for."
Crawford is not worried about getting a fair shake from the judges but isn't necessarily looking for the stoppage.
"If I get the knockout then it comes. The only thing that I am looking for is being victorious."
"Just tune in Saturday and there will be a new champion."
Said manager Brian Mcintyre, "We started preparing for this when Terence won the NABO title in June. We have been training the whole time for this. We are not worried about the judges. Bob Arum has talked to (WBO President) Paco Varcarcel and we know there will be good experienced judges. We are just going over there handle our business. We know Burns does not want this fight. He tried offering us step-aside money for us not to take this bout to get out of it."
One of the men, who help mold career path for Crawford is Top Rank matchmaker Brad Goodman who said, "The expected 10,000 fans wont faze Terence. Terence is a professional and he comes from a tough area and he will not be intimidated."
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