Crawford vs Indongo: Terence Crawford promises to deliver fireworks against Julius Indongo
By Matt Horan
Last Updated: 17/08/17 4:44pm
Terence Crawford says that fans can expect fireworks when he fights Julius Indongo on Sunday morning.
Crawford faces the unbeaten Indongo, with all the super-lightweight world titles at stake at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska to be shown live on Sky Sports.
The American has agreed to defend his WBC and WBO belts against Indongo, who puts his WBA and IBF titles on the line in a rare unification clash and Crawford, a two-weight world champion, is confident of achieving what he calls his "ultimate goal" of becoming an undisputed titleholder.
Speaking exclusively to Sky Sports, he said: "Fans can expect fireworks on fight night. I am going to go out there and get after him.
"Indongo's a good boxer, a tall, rangy type fighter who likes to use his distance, but I just need to go in there and be myself and not worry about my opponent.
"It will mean the world to me to become the undisputed king at super-lightweight, that's the ultimate goal for me.
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"There is no added pressure fighting in my hometown, it doesn't matter where you are, you still have to fight and perform in the ring."
Despite Crawford being the favourite, Namibia's Indongo believes it will be him who takes home all the belts and finally get the plaudits he feels he deserves.
"This is like a dream come true for me and it is hard work and determination that has got me to this point," Indongo stated.
"This is not an easy fight but I am always confident and I realise that nothing comes easy. If you remain focused and have confidence nothing can disgrace and disrupt you.
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So far I have been receiving different discouragement but it never demoralises me, I am still focused and keep pushing to my limit, making sure I am well prepared for the fight.
"I want to be involved in these fights and prove to the world that I am the best, the world still does not believe in what I have I done, but I believe after this fight they will finally believe that this guy can be the best and is still improving.
"I want to show that an African can surprise the world and victory over Crawford will open up doors for African boxing."
Watch the world title unification as Terence Crawford takes on Julius Indongo for all four world titles, with Dillian Whyte on the undercard, from 2am this Sunday on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Arena.