Bob Arum has stated his belief that former 2-weight world champion, Terence Crawford is one of two boxers, pound-for-pound, atop of the rankings in the sport. The Hall-of-Fame promoter ranks Crawford and another of his charges, WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko, in a class by themselves among active boxers.
That said, Arum has suggested Crawford could now improve even further after relinquishing his undisputed jr welterweight title to explore avenues for success at 147 lbs.
“I know that he was struggling to make 140,” Arum told BoxingScene.com. “He had really a big problem making it for the last fight with Indongo [on August 19], although it didn’t look like that in the ring. But I know that there was a question up until the actual weigh-in whether he would make weight. And he still fought the way that he did. He’s an incredible talent.”