Esteemed former trainer Teddy Atlas has weighed in with a prediction for a potential clash between Terence Crawford and Jermell Charlo.
In the midst of his domination of Errol Spence Jr at the T-Mobile Arena last month, Crawford actually found time to go back and forth with Spence’s stablemate Charlo, who was sit ringside.
This has led fans to clamour for Crawford to move up in weight once again and take on the undisputed light middleweight world champion, with whom he has always had ill feeling.
On a recent edition of his podcast THE FIGHT, Atlas admitted he can envisage ‘Bud’ dominating Charlo’s weigh class the same way he did both super lightweight and welterweight.
“There does come a ceiling of how far you can move up. He’s moved up three weight classes already, how many more can he move up?
But Crawford’s different, you can put some more mass on him because of how wirey he is. It depends who the fighter is at the next weight class.
I don’t see any fighter at that next weight class that is as good as him or is capable of beating him.”
A fight between Crawford and Charlo will all depend on whether Charlo decides to return to 154lbs after his fight with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on September 20th, which will take place at the super middleweight limit of 168lbs.
It will also ride on whether Spence decides to activate a contractual rematch clause, in which Crawford will have no choice but to take on ‘The Truth’ once again.
However, so one sided was their first meeting, the consensus amongst boxing fans is that they would rather see Crawford chase further greatness at higher weights.