Terence Crawford wants to go down in boxing history as the greatest switch hitter of all time.

And next up on his list of victims is Sheffield's Kell Brook.

The American defends his WBO welterweight title against the Brit this weekend in Las Vegas.

Crawford, 33, is an unbeaten three-weight world champion who is widely regarded among the top three pound-for-pound fighters in the sport.

The Omaha puncher's talents include his ability to box from both stances, a skill the likes of Marvin Hagler and Prince Naseem Hamed were proficient at.

And when Crawford retires he wants to go down as the best at being able to switch stances in fights.

He said: “When people look back at my career they will see a kid who started from ground up, from Nebraska who became the first world champion of his whole state.

“Someone who went on to become undisputed, No.1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world that never ducked or turned down any opponent.

Terence Crawford has won world titles at lightweight, light-welterweight and welterweight

“That’s what my legacy will be remembered as, one of the greats. One of the best switch hitters of all time.”

Brook may not be the opponent that moves Crawford into that position but the Brit is arguably his toughest foe at welterweight to date.

He wants to face WBC and IBF champion Errol Spence Jnr or WBA title holder Manny Pacquiao to ratify his place as the best at 10st 7lb.

“I believe Manny Pacquiao is realistic. I believe it can still happen.”

Amir Khan was beaten by Terence Crawford back in April 2019

Brook is hoping he will be too big for Crawford, who won his first world title at lightweight against Scot Ricky Burns in 2014.

There is no rehydration clause so after both men tip the scales at 10st 7lb at today's weigh-in then they are free to pile on as much weight as they want before the first bell.

But Crawford has no concern.

He added: “He can blow up to however much he wants to blow up to, it won’t make a difference.”

Mark Heffron drew with Denzel Bentley back in September at York Hall

Meanwhile, tonight at BT Sport studios in London Denzel Bentley takes on Mark Heffron for the vacant British middleweight title in a rematch of their September draw.

“It would mean a lot to me to become British champion,” said unbeaten Londoner Bentley.

“I have been calling for this title for a while so to finally get a chance to fight for it is good.

“I’m happy for the chance and excited. Being champion of your home country is something else.”