Crawford was the undisputed champion at 140 lbs, remaining unbeaten in the process. While that may have been the case, his level of opposition has been questioned at welterweight.
“I ain’t going to say he’s fought nobody, but come on. These people were old. Amir Khan didn’t want no more smoke.
“S–k like that was going on. They put that little Russian [Egidijus Kavaliauskas] in front of him [Crawford], and he got clocked. Jump to the big leagues with the PBC gang. You know who’s running boxing right now, who’s paying the big checks,” said Charlo.
Those comments could come back to haunt Charlo if Crawford were to come out victorious.
Despite the existence of a rematch clause, there is a chance that the winner could move up to 154 lbs and face Charlo for the undisputed titles.
That is why Crawford has it all to play for when he faces Spence.