Crawford dominated Jeff Horn on Saturday in NY, earning a ninth-round stoppage to take the belt and insert himself in the conversation for top fights in an extremely intriguing welterweight division. He wants to fight in Vegas again sometime to show that he has more talent than he displayed in his debut here.
"I still have the hunger".
Horn's promoter Dean Lonergan, refuted any idea of a fight with 43 year old Anthony Mundine, who Lonergan claims is a "great talker in the media", but Lonergan would rather Horn face a big name American fighter next. "I was actually even thinking in my head, I'm like, I can just imagine what Jeff Fenech's saying right now, 'Stay on his chest, stay on his chest.' I wish I fought better and followed the game plan a little bit better".
Humbled on the big stage the night before, Horn put on a fearless front on a gloomy Monday morning (AEST) as he and his family began picking up the pieces.
Horn beat the count, but Crawford unleashed another barrage and referee Robert Byrd called a halt at 2:33 of the round.
"I definitely do have those layers, I feel like I didn't show all of them but hopefully I can adjust and use those type of skills that I do have in a fight like that in future", he said.
Horn left the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena downcast and battered.
"I wasn't used to the boos that's for sure, " he said.
"We know he is (Terence Crawford) pound for pound the best fighter in boxing".
The former WBO lightweight champion and undisputed super-welterweight champion, Crawford, sharp-shooted his way to victory and ultimately outclassed Jeff before securing a ninth-round stoppage.
"I'm not happy, but I'm happy it's all over at least and I'm not feeling too bad".
"Crawford just had too much of everything, except courage" Lewis said.
"I definitely want to come back and have some big wins over here". "The loss won't be the end of me".