About to turn 36, it is hard to imagine undisputed welterweight world champion Terence Crawford will remain in boxing for too much longer.
A long time three weight world champion, Crawford dismantled Errol Spence Jr at the T-Mobile Arena on July 29 to be crowned undisputed at a second weight, having already won that accolade at super lightweight in his earlier career.
And Crawford recently told Travis Hartman that he believes the perfect way to sign off his glittering professional boxing journey would be to claim undisputed status in a remarkable third weight class.
“Another fight for undisputed, and then I’ll just walk away. Three time undisputed? Yeah, that would be dope.”
A move up to 154lbs to challenge long time rival Jermell Charlo for his four world titles has been mentioned, as has an even bigger jump up to super middleweight for a fight with Mexican icon Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
Those two men face off at the end of this month, and things for Crawford will likely become clearer when the winner’s hand is raised.
However, fans will have to wait for fights against the likes of Alvarez and Charlo regardless, as Crawford’s next outing will almost certainly be a rematch against Spence.
The Texan has officially triggered a contractual clause for another shot at the now undisputed welterweight king, and the pair are expected to meet either in the back end of this year or in early 2024.
Crawford recently stated that Spence, despite saying he wanted it at 154 at the post-fight presser, hadn’t put those wishes in writing. As things stand, he believes he will be defending his 147 belts in the second fight.