Crawford: I’m #1 Pound-For-Pound Now
Last month Floyd Mayweather retired after his fight with Conor McGregor. Last week a few months after his last fight with Sergey Kovalev, Andre Ward retired. With Ward considered the number one pound-for-pound boxer, and Mayweather the number one attraction in the sport, a hole has opened up as the king of the sport. While some feel that Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin, or even Anthony Joshua would take ownership of the top position, Terence Crawford isn’t even allowing anyone to argue otherwise.
Terence Crawford, the reigning 140-pound kingpin of boxing and a top pound-for-pound contender, says he wants to be the No. 1 man in the sport, which is not exactly a surprise or anything, but it’s a bold statement that he made earlier today on Twitter.
— Terence Crawford (@budcrawford402) September 23, 2017
With Crawford undefeated and all but nine of his 32 victories coming by way of knockout, he is the more likely bet to take over that role. At 29, he’s won titles at 135 and 140, and in time it seems inevitable that he’ll move to 147, where there are bigger and tougher fights waiting.
In his last fight on August 19, it only took him three rounds to knock out Julius Indongo to unify all four major titles at 140 pounds. He has since given up the IBF belt.