So impressive was Terence Crawford’s performance against Errol Spence Jr last month, that many have began putting the Omaha man’s name amongst some of the very best fighters of all time.
It is perhaps unfair to rank ‘Bud’ until he hangs up the gloves, as he still looks very much in his prime and there is every chance he will bolster his already stunning resume by the time he does indeed retire.
But who does the man himself believe are the greatest boxers to ever do it? He revealed his top five whilst appearing on the Earn Your Leisure podcast recently.
“It’s got to be: Roy Jones Jr, Floyd Mayweather, Andre Ward, Sugar Leonard – and Terence Crawford.”
With, understandably, a mindset that reinforces the idea that there is no man who could defeat him, Crawford including himself alongside the likes of Mayweather and Jones should come as little surprise.
Fans are currently eagerly awaiting news of the 35 year old’s next move, with fights against the likes of Jaron Ennis, Jermell Charlo and even ‘Canelo’ Alvarez amongst the most called for match ups.
However, none of those bouts can take place if Spence decides to trigger a contractual rematch clause for another crack at Crawford, and all signs point to ‘The Truth’ doing just that.
Never one to face away from a challenge, Crawford has stated he is more than willing to oblige Spence’s request that a second fight take place up in weight at 154lbs, with the Texan having made no secret of the fact that cutting down to welterweight is no picnic for him.