Crawford vs Indongo: Terence Crawford wary of threat posed by Julius Indongo
By Neel Khagram
Last Updated: 13/07/17 4:10pm
Terence Crawford believes Julius Indongo poses a serious ''threat'' to his unbeaten record ahead of their unification fight on August 19.
'Bud' will put his WBC and WBO belts on the line as he looks to become the undisputed light-welterweight champion against Namibia's undefeated WBA and IBF titlist, at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Nebraska, live on Sky Sports.
The 29-year-old will be fighting in his 10th straight world title fight since outpointing Ricky Burns in 2014 and recognises the challenges posed by Indongo, who has three successive wins away from home.
"Julius Indongo is a champion with a lot of confidence right now," Crawford said.
"He's a bigger threat now than at any other time because he has all the confidence in the world.
"He went over to Russia and took the title from Eduard Troyanovsky and then went to Scotland and took Ricky Burns' title."
Indongo has stated in the build-up that he is not fazed at the prospect of travelling again, admitting his greatest motivation is the responsibility of representing his continent.
But Crawford has vowed not to lose in front of his home crowd and aims to display a clinical performance on the night.
"He's coming to the US to challenge me," he said.
"A lot of people are going to see me fight and I'm excited to perform for them."
Watch Terence Crawford vs Julius Indongo, from Nebraska, in the early hours of Sunday, August 20, live on Sky Sports.