Terence Crawford said he had mixed feelings immediately after his dominant win over Errol Spence Jr. to become the undisputed welterweight champion of the world via a technical knockout of his opponent at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas last June.
Crawford recently revealed that he had mixed feelings, ranging from euphoria to relief, about the result he got from Spence. However, he was also disappointed with how long it took him to achieve the success he expected at the beginning of his career.
“Those were my feelings. A lot of people told me that I didn’t seem very happy after winning and that they didn’t see the emotions in me. But he was happy. He was happy to show the world how great he was. “But I was also a little let down by the time it took to get my recognition and fight a big fight with that status, at 35,” Crawford told Joe Rogan.
“I chased Manny Pacquiao from Spence for maybe five years. I’ve been champion for nine years, I’ll be 10 in March. I’ve been doing this for a long time, I’ve been at the top since I defeated Yuriorkis Gamboa in 2014 and I’ve been looking for the greatest challenges there are. I was able to catch some of them, others went in a different direction. I’m fortunate to be the undisputed first man at junior welterweight and the first undisputed welterweight of the four belt era. “To be undisputed in two weight classes is a blessing,” said Crawford.
“When you go in the back room and everyone wants to see the commotion and I’m like, ‘I’ve put that behind me.’ “It was a sign of relief,” he concluded.