TERENCE Crawford believes victory over Amir Khan in New York tomorrow night will be an important scalp to add to his collection.

The 31-year-old American has an unblemished record of 34 wins from 34 fights ahead of the defence of his WBO welterweight title against Bolton’s former unified world champion.

And despite being the favourite and confident of victory, Crawford says Khan’s reputation in the sport means he is a big-name opponent and a tough test.

Crawford said: “I don’t believe no fight that I fight is just another fight for me. I believe all fights I fight from here on out are for my legacy – that’s why I want the biggest fights out there. Amir Khan’s name came up because he was the next best welterweight in the division.

“Amir Khan is a great fighter. I can’t take nothing away from that – he’s done a lot in the sport of boxing.

“He has a big name and he’s undefeated at the welterweight division, so why not take another step up?”

Meanwhile, Khan told the final pre-fight press conference: “Terence is very high in the pound-for-pound rankings, maybe number one or number two. So, it’s just amazing for me to be in this position once again.”