Canadian welterweight Cody Crowley shocked fairly just a few individuals along with his December win over Kudratillo Abdukakhorov, and now the unbeaten 29-year-old southpaw will look to preserve the momentum going when he faces rugged veteran Josesito Lopez on April 16’s Spence vs Ugas pay-per-view undercard.
Crowley (20-0, 9 KO) says his win over Abdukakhorov has not modified his outlook, and that he’s the identical fighter he was earlier than.
“The victory in my last fight didn’t change my confidence. I’ve had the same confidence since day one. What did I say at the last press conference? I told Kudratillo Abdukakhorov I was going to take him to deep waters,” he mentioned. “What you saw was a guy who was sinking and drowning. That’s because of the high power pressure I produce every time I’m in the ring. It looks easy, and guys say they want to go toe-to-toe with me, but within a round or two, their backs are on the ropes.”
Lopez (38-8, 21 KO) has confronted nearly each type of opponent there’s to face in his profession, and Crowley respects that, however believes his type will win the battle and entertain the followers.
“I have a guy in Josesito Lopez who’s coming forward and who’s ready to sit there and bang it out,” he mentioned. “That’s what I’m right here to do. I’m right here to give the followers the leisure that they’re paying for. Each time I battle I be sure the followers are getting their cash’s price. I thank Josesito for taking this battle. With out him, I wouldn’t have the option to get within the ring and paint the gorgeous image I’m about to paint. I respect him, however when the bell rings, the sunshine goes off and it’s time to go.
“I bring a pressure that’s not fun to face. I make it so you can’t breathe and you can’t move your legs or hands. I’m like an octopus in that ring. Once I step in there, I’m on you like glue.”
Crowley is searching for Lopez, 37, to bring out one of the best in him. A win will additional legitimize Crowley as a welterweight contender.
“I hope he brings one other degree of expertise and places me right into a place I’ve by no means been in, as a result of that’s going to bring out one of the best model of Cody Crowley. That’s what I try for. I need to be able that I don’t suppose I can get out of. That’s when you will notice what I’m really made out of.
“On the finish of the day I’m a scrappy, hard-working pressure fighter that simply retains coming ahead. I might love to have the option to showcase a few of my boxing skills. Usually I’ve to chase individuals down. I’m hoping that’s not the case with Lopez and that we will go toe-to-toe. However I’ll be prepared to exhibit the boxing skills that not everybody has seen.
“I have power, speed and aggression. The last 20 guys have said they were going to be able to withstand the pressure, but eventually, the pipe bursts.”