TERENCE CRAWFORD insists he would never become a trash talker to earn recognition.

The 2014 'Fighter of the Year' makes his light-welterweight debut on Saturday night when he challenges Thomas Dulorme for the vacant WBO championship in Arlington, Texas.

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Crawford, 27, proved himself as the world's top lightweight and is now out to make an immediate impact on the 140lb division in the BoxNation televised clash.

And the unbeaten Omaha man reckons shooting from the hip and not his lip is the way forward, saying: "I don't feel like I need to talk like that.

"I like to feel like when I say something that's what I mean.  That's what I'm about.

"I'm not about being a showman. I am a showman in the ring but those unnecessary things outside the ring that people do, I don't feel like I need to do that because that's not me."

Crawford (25-0) was unknown in March 2013 when he faced Breidis Prescott at four days notice and hammered the Colombian dangerman on points.

He started last year by becoming WBO lightweight champion by beating Ricky Burns in Glasgow and followed that up impressively stopping Yuriorkis Gamboa and outpointing Ray Beltran.

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Getting down to 135lb became tougher and when he got an immediate world title crack at 140lb it was a no-brainer to make the leap up.

He will not overlook Puerto Rican Dulorme (22-1) who has won his last six since being stopped by Luis Carlos Abregu in October 2012.

Crawford says: "I think he is a good boxer.  He's got a sharp, nice jab, he's got a nice right hand. 

"I don't have anything bad to say about him.  Come Saturday I feel like I'm going to make my adjustments in the ring and do what I've go to do to get the job done."

And if Crawford sees off Dulorme he could face the winner of Saturday's other big light-welterweight title fight between Lucas Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov, which is also being shown live by the 'Channel of Champions'.

His promoter Bob Arum says: "Provodnikov and Matthysse are excellent fighters and certainly the winner of that fight would be considered against the winner, who we feel is going to be Crawford. 

"It would be a natural, but would there be a better fight to be made?  Would the manager of the winner of Provodnikov-Matthysse want to fight the winner of this fight?

"Those things need to be decided.  In other words, this is not a puppet show.  You sit down with the management of the winner of the fight and then it will be decided. 

"Let's just enjoy what we are going to see on Saturday."