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Terence Crawford argues why he’s #1 pound-for-pound in the sport

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By Chris Williams: Terence Crawford is convinced in his mind that he’s deserving of being #1 pound-for-pound in the sport despite having a weak resume to back up his beliefs.

If Crawford were #1 P-4-P in boxing, it would come in handy in the negotiations for a mega-fight against the more accomplished & popular Errol Spence Jr.

The former three-division world champion Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs) points out that he’s won world titles in every division he’s competed in, and has never had a close fight.

Unfortunately for Crawford, the lack of quality names on his resume keeps him from being placed #1 pound-for-pound because the fighters ahead of him have faced better opposition..

“I actually know I’m number one,” said Crawford to Showtime. “There are no ifs, ands or buts about it. I’ve been number one for years in my eyes. When you ask any diehard boxing fan, they’ll say Terence Crawford is number one.

Crawford’s best opponents:

  • Egidijus Kavaliauskas
  • Shawn Porter
  • Amir Khan
  • Kell Brook
  • Jose Benavidez Jr
  • Viktor Postol
  • Yuriorkis Gamboa
  • Ricky Burns

“Everything that I’ve done thus far has shown that. Stopping everybody in the welterweight division, never having had a close fight. Dominating every opponent I’ve ever faced.

“I’m moving up weight divisions and conquering them one after another. I feel like that goes hand in hand with being the number one fighter in the world,” said Crawford.

Roadblocks stopping Spence vs. Crawford

“I think there is a roadblock there. I’ve already speculated what that roadblock is. I think there’s a lot of money at command in this one, and you’ve got two alpha males getting into the ring. Both Alpha males want to be treated as such. I think they’re both deserving of it,” said Shawn Porter to ESNEWS about the stalled negotiations for the Errol Spence Jr vs. Terence Crawford fight.

“I hate the business of boxing when it gets in the way, and I think it’s getting in the way right now. I think both fighters deserve what they’re asking for and getting what they want. That way they can give us what we want.

“It won’t be a letdown, there won’t be anything preventing this fight from being an instant classic. Both of those guys are legends. Both of these fighters will walk into the ring comfortable and confident. That’s all you need to know,” said Porter about the Spence vs. Crawford clash.

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