Former undisputed super lightweight champion, Josh Taylor, has made his prediction for a long-awaited four-belt welterweight clash between Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford.
Spence and Crawford have been in casual negotiations for a fight for years now, with many fans giving up hope of seeing the all-American clash due to boxing politics and many failed attempts.
However, in recent weeks, positive news of the pair being in direct contact to finally challenge one another has breathed new life into the match-up.
Taylor, who threatened to move up to the division and challenge the two last year, believes that three-division champion, Crawford, has more quality and will edge the fight, he told Boxing Social.
“I go for Crawford. I just think he is a bit more well-rounded. I think he is a bit special, Crawford. It is a close fight, don’t get me wrong, but I think Crawford is that extra bit better.”
Whilst it may not be the most-hyped boxing event in terms of a casual audience, the skill on show between the two 147lb champions is something the sport needs to see before either man hangs up the gloves.
Both are undefeated – Spence in 28 and Crawford in 39 – and would be big favourites against any of the welterweight contenders.
As for ‘The Tartan Tornado’, he will likely still make his move up, but a potential rematch with Jack Catterall – the first ending in a contentious decision for Taylor – kept him at 140lb.
Despite announcing the rematch last year, the two Brits are yet to meet again, with Taylor pulling out of the fight due to an injury and rescheduling not an option.
Instead, the 32-year-old southpaw will defend his one remaining title – the WBO after vacating the rest – against Teofimo Lopez on June 10.