After his stunning stoppage win over Errol Spence Jr back in July that saw him crowned undisputed welterweight world champion, fans have been clamouring for Terence Crawford to continue to move up the weights in search of more legacy defining challenges.
There has even been talking of ‘Bud’ moving up three weight classes to take on undisputed super middleweight king Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, however some believe this jump may negate some of the Omaha man’s best attributes.
However, his friend and training partner Shakur Stevenson does not envisage him having any such problems, and told ES News he’s saw Crawford stagger fully fledged heavyweights in the gym.
“Honestly, I think that ‘Bud’ beats anybody who he gets in the ring with, even at a higher weight class. I think he’s got all the tools and ability to beat anybody and everybody.”
“He’s got punching power, boxing IQ, boxing skills and footwork. There’s nothing he can’t do in the ring, so I think he’d be a hard task for anybody.”
“Another thing, his punching power translates to another weight class. I’ve been in the gym and seen him hurt a heavyweight, a 200lbs plus dude. He hurt him and he was in there with wobbly legs. I was like damn this motherf****er can punch that hard.”
As intriguing as the though of Crawford moving up the weights to fight ‘Canelo’, or anyone else is, it will all have to be put on the back burner for the time being after news broke over the past week that Errol Spence Jr has activated a contractual rematch clause and will get an opportunity to avenge the only defeat of his professional career.