World champion Terence Crawford is ignoring lockdown measures because he believes the coronavirus crisis is a conspiracy.
The welterweight ruler is also refusing to keep his family indoors despite 20,000 Americans dying as a result of the pandemic.
And Crawford has continued to train every day despite a friend of his had contracted Covid-19.
"It ain’t no different to any other day. I’m not locked up in the house," he told Sports Illustrated. "I’m not locking my kids up in the house, I’m telling you.
"I don’t feel like these people that they say are dying and sick from it is actually true.
"I think they’re using fear to try to control us right now, for something else.
"I don’t know what it is but me personally, I just can’t agree with a whole bunch of things that they’re saying now.
"The media runs the world. You put anything on then everybody’s gonna run with it and you’ll have people scared.
"They said it really don’t affect healthy individuals, only the elderly or those with problems like asthma or breathing disorders – but that’s like any cold or flu.
"You’ve got to protect the ones with body issues like overweight or obesity.
"One of our friends said she had it but she said she’s doing better now so that was the only person.
"I’m enjoying time with my family, at home, laid back and chilled. I’m not anxious.“I have my own boxing gym and I’ve got everything: treadmill, bikes, Jacob ladders, whatever you need I’ve got it.
Crawford, who holds the WBO 147lb belt and has been linked with a fight against Kell Brook, also questioned why some professions continue to work.
"If it’s so bad then why are people still picking up trash (garbage man), why are people working but you can only do take out," he asked.
"I have a load of questions I need answers to. What about all the police officers that are still working?
"Me, if I was a cop, if it was that bad, then I wouldn’t be working. I don’t agree with what they’re saying."
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