He might be pound-for-pound number one in many people’s eyes, but Mike Tyson still thinks Terence Crawford has one thing left to prove.
Crawford is quite possibly the best fighter of his generation after recently claiming the undisputed welterweight title with an impressive knockout win over Errol Spence Jr back in July. It’s his second four-belt haul having also achieved that feat down at light-welterweight.
Speaking on the DAZN Boxing Show, former heavyweight wrecking ball Tyson was asked if Crawford was an all-time great who could have won in any era.
“Listen, this is the situation, people always argue with me on this but you know what makes people great fighters? They fill in the arenas. Spence brought the people, he’s a master fighter, but he got the essence of fighting, and that’s the excitement, bring the people.
It was then put to him that Crawford has now also got the fan base to fill arenas and Tyson said he needs some harder fights to really go to the next level, at least financially.
“We’ll see. He’s got to keep beating people. He beats people too easily. That will hurt him financially. I started making more money when Buster [Douglas] beat me.”