Terence 'Bud' Crawford is entering the final days of preparation for his April 20 fight against Amir Khan.
The undefeated world champ from Omaha has been training in Los Angeles as he readies to defend his WBO welterweight title at Madison Square Garden. Crawford took time Monday to appear on "The Bottom Line" and discuss what's left on his to-do list before he enters the ring with Khan.
"Just stay sharp," Crawford said. "In the middle of the week, we're going to start tapering down, just start recovering and just waiting for the moment."
Watch the full video from Crawford's interview at the top of the page, or check out a transcript of select excerpts below:
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On how much he thinks about his legacy:
"Sometimes, but my main focus is to win, no matter who they put in front of me. The legacy ... I have too much going for me to think about that. I just think of the winning aspect of the game."
"You've got two sharp boxers going head to head. Amir Khan has never lost in the welterweight division. He's got some of the fastest hands in boxing. And you've got me, one of the most versatile boxers out there to date. (We're) going head to head with each other, and that makes for a great fight."
"I'm so focused I haven't really been aware about what they say about me, because what they say doesn't matter. So I just focus on the things I need to focus on, so when the time comes I'm prepared to go out there and do what I do."
"He basically said that I haven't fought anybody, right? We got the same common opponent. Breidis Prescott knocked him out, and I white-washed him. You can't down credit my résumé when we have a mutual opponent in Breidis Prescott."
On if it bothers him when people criticize his fight history:
"Of course, but before the fight, a lot of people say 'Oh well this is going to be Terence Crawford's hardest fight.' ... Then after the fight, 'Oh well he was a nobody, he was a chump, he was this or he was that,' just to try to down credit my victory. But they did that to all the great fighters, so I just take it in stride, just putting out performances I have been and keep winning in tremendous fashion."
On potentially fighting Errol Spence, another one of the world's best pound-for-pound boxers:
"We gotta wait and see. You've got two fighters wanting to fight, but at the end of the day it's a business, so if the business side of ESPN and Fox, if it works for both of them, then we have a fight. But if not, then we'll have to go elsewhere."
On going to a Lakers-Warriors game and giving Kevin Durant a custom robe:
"It's cool. I had met KD before that, and he was really cool, said he was a big fan. Giving him the robe, that was a sweet moment because he was surprised and he really enjoyed it."
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Boxing has been a lifelong passion for Terence "Bud" Crawford, shown here in 1998 or '99 at age 11 at the C.W. Boxing Club in Omaha.
By 2005, Terence "Bud" Crawford was one of the nation's top amateur boxers in his weight class.
Terence "Bud" Crawford celebrates his victory over Carlos Molina at the 2006 Golden Gloves tournament. Crawford went on to fall in the national championship bout.
Terence "Bud" Crawford received a hero's welcome when he returned to Eppley Airfield from Scotland after winning the WBO lightweight title.
Fighting for the first time as a professional in Omaha, Terence "Bud" Crawford defended his WBO lightweight title with a technical knockout victory over Yuriorkis Gamboa at the CenturyLink Center in June 2014.
Terence "Bud" Crawford's first professional fight in Omaha drew a crowd of nearly 11,000 people to the CenturyLink Center.
Terence "Bud" Crawford again defended his title at the CenturyLink Center in November 2014 with a 12-round unanimous decision over Ray Beltran. It was Crawford's last fight as a lightweight.
Terence "Bud" Crawford received the Sugar Ray Robinson Memorial Fighter of the Year Award during a ceremony in New York City in April 2015.
Terence "Bud" Crawford's sons — Tyrese, left, then age 2, and Terence III, right, then age 4 — carry their father's title belts during the Native Omaha Days parade in August 2015.
Terence "Bud" Crawford knocked out Dierry Jean at the CenturyLink Center in October 2015 to retain his junior welterweight title.
Terence "Bud" Crawford has represented both Nebraska and Creighton in the ring, often wearing gear from one of the schools before and after fights. He was honored on the field at Memorial Stadium during Nebraska's game against Iowa in November 2015.
This award-winning photo of Terence "Bud" Crawford was taken in February 2016 as the champ trained in Colorado Springs, Colorado, for his upcoming fight against Hank Lundy.
Terence "Bud" Crawford once again defended his junior welterweight title in February 2016 with a technical knockout over Hank Lundy in front of a sellout crowd at the Theater of Madison Square Garden.
Terence "Bud" Crawford added another honor to his impressive résumé in July 2016 when he collected the WBC super lightweight title and the 140-pound lineal crown to go with his WBO junior welterweight championship after winning a unanimous decision over Viktor Postol at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Terence "Bud" Crawford dominated John Molina Jr. in December 2016 at the CenturyLink Center, winning every round on each judge's scorecard before earning a technical knockout victory in the eighth round.
Terence "Bud" Crawford's next title defense took place in the main arena at Madison Square Garden on May 20 against Felix Diaz. "This is where all of the great champions fought, and I want to be a big part of it," he said at a press conference announcing the fight.
Terence "Bud" Crawford, sporting Omaha shorts, lands a punch on Felix Diaz at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Crawford won after the fight was stopped after the 10th round.
Terence Crawford celebrates his third-round knockout win over Julius Indongo at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Saturday, August 19, 2017. The victory made Crawford boxing's only undisputed champion.
Terence "Bud" Crawford scored a knockout win in the 12th round against Jose Benavidez. The event in Omaha drew 13,323 fans and was Crawford's first defense of his WBO welterweight title.
Terence "Bud" Crawford defeated Amir Khan on April 21, 2019, in Madison Square Garden. More than 14,000 fans saw the champ retain his WBO welterweight title.