Terence Crawford eyes historic win against Julius Indongo
Last Updated: 17/08/17 9:04pm
Terence Crawford is eyeing a piece of boxing history when he faces Julius Indongo in their unification clash in Nebraska on Sunday morning, live on Sky Sports.
The 29-year old American, who holds the WBC and WBO World super-lightweight titles, is hoping to become the first man to hold all four major belts simultaneously in the 140lbs division.
Idongo currently has the WBA and IBF titles following his victory over Ricky Burns in April, and Crawford believes a fight of this nature is what every boxer dreams to be a part of.
"This is what we are in the sport for, fighting the best fighters in your division and collects all these belts," Crawford said during the pre-fight press conference.
"It's history. The closest person to capture all four belts in this division was Kostya Tszyu who had three.
"I want to be labelled he man who won all four in my state of Nebraska."
Undefeated Namibian Indongo travels to the Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln for his third consecutive fight away from home, but is not concerned with carrying the underdog tag once more.
The 34-year old upset Eduard Troyanovsky in Russia in December before a unanimous points win over Burns at the SSE Hydrow in Glasgow earlier this year.
"I appreciate and am thankful for such an opportunity because every boxer wants to get the opportunity to fight in America, away from home," Indongo said.
"If you do not have the heart and focus there is no way you can beat a man in his backyard. It's a matter of having skill and focus."
Although Crawford is not overlooking the challenge of the IBF and WBA champion, the American is targeting a place atop the pound-for-pound rankings with an action-packed performance.
"It's not to be discussed, I'll be number one," Crawford said.
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.