Fresh off the back of signing a fight that could see him branded the best in sport, Terence Crawford has listed some names that impress him.
The WBO welterweight champion will finally face unified Errol Spence Jr on July 19 in Las Vegas – a fight fans have been clamouring for but so far denied.
It’s a true legacy bout – both undefeated, both held as the best of a generation, and fans seemingly split down the middle as to who will come out on top.
A win could see Crawford cement his status as the best 147lb-er for some time – but who in the sport makes his top five?
On the Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast, Crawford recently listed his top five active fighters, and was humble enough not to include himself. Whilst the runners up weren’t in a particular order, he sees one man as far clear of the pack.
“Shakur number one – hands down. Tank, he up there. Canelo. Inoue. Tyson Fury.”
Shakur Stevenson is a two-weight world champion and seemingly just one fight away from making that three.
Following a standout amateur career that saw two Youth Gold Medals before a Silver at the Olympic Games, Stevenson has built a pro record of 20-0, springing out from his southpaw stance to bamboozle opponents and providing little, if any, chance to hit him back.
He was most recently out against Shuichiro Yoshino in April – a sixth round TKO – to mark his lightweight debut and officially make him mandatory for Devin Haney’s WBC title.
Haney just so happens to hold the three other belts, too, which could see young Shakur become undisputed at 25-years-old – and he’s certainly confident of doing so if he gets the chance, recently warning the champ that “whatever he do, he can’t f**k with me.”