Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson appears to favour Terence Crawford, should the WBO welterweight champion ever fight long-term rival, and WBC, WBA and IBF champion, Errol Spence Jr.
Speaking to Mario Lopez on social media, captured by FightHype, Tyson outlined the keys to a Crawford victory, the predominant one of which is sustained movement.
Tyson told the Entertainment Tonight star:
”You can’t stand still with Spence, you gotta move. [Crawford] has to do a lot of movement, because if you stand still [Spence’ll] break you down.”
Referring to Crawford as ‘The Master’, Tyson compared both Crawford and Spence’s fights against mutual opponent Shaun Porter as being further evidence that the former would prevail:
“Terence handled Porter so easily [10th round KO victory], whereas with Spence it was an up-and-down fight [Spence won via a split decision].”
Though he described Spence as ‘mean’ and as a naturally ‘bigger guy’, he did not once detract from eyeing Crawford as the winner, saying that:
“Despite being a smaller guy and moving up in weight, [Crawford has] been successful with big guys.”
Crawford has of course fought as low as the 135lbs lightweight division, whereas Spence has fought no lower than the 147lbs welterweight limit.
Whichever way you predict the fight, we can surely all agree with Mike that, if finally made, this will they-won’t they welterweight clash would be ‘One helluva fight’.