Terence Crawford: I was Pleased with Bob Arum Keeping his Word

TERENCE CRAWFORD:  I'm feeling good and I'm ready.  This is what I have been asking for all along and I am just ready for the moment.


When you won the title in Glasgow, was it a plan to defend it in your hometown?


TERENCE CRAWFORD:  Yes, that was my goal, to make my first defense in Omaha and I was real pleased with Bob [Arum] keeping his word.  Now that we are here I am just happy for everything.  I am in my hometown where my fans have never really got to see me perform as a professional and I am ready for the moment


There are always stories of distractions, tickets etc., when a fighter fights in his hometown.  Have you experienced that?


TERENCE CRAWFORD:  I don't handle any of that - no tickets or t-shirts, so they can't call me for nothing.  So I am not worried about the distractions.


BRIAN McINTYRE:  Well, we already have a game plan planned out - what everybody's job is going to be as far as the tickets go and the t-shirts.  We are keeping Terence secluded so he has no distractions.  We talked about that months in advance and now we are just executing the plan.


Do you have knowledge of the last world championship fight that took place in Omaha? [Joe Frazier vs. Ron Stander World Heavyweight Championship, May 25, 1972]


TERENCE CRAWFORD:  It was news to me.  I never knew about it until a few years back.  I know about it now and that's all that matters.


You looked much bigger than Gamboa at the initial press conference.  Do you feel you have a big size advantage?  Do you think you will use it?


TERENCE CRAWFORD:  Like I tell everybody - you never know.  Gamboa is a real skillful fighter and he can make adjustments in the ring as the fight goes on.  We just have to wait to see what happens.


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