Keith Thurman: Terence Crawford Can Be Errol Spence’s Toughest Fight Yet
Boxing veteran Keith Thurman has given his two cents on why Terence Crawford can give a lot of trouble to Errol Spence Jr. if the juggernauts seal the deal for a showdown.
Both Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs) and Spence (28-0, 22 KOs) are at the pinnacle of their careers, having come so far without a single professional loss yet. It has been reported that both sides have been in touch for the past few weeks, finalizing terms for an undisputed fight later this year.
Former champion Thurman feels that Spence Jr. will have a tough outing against Crawford because none of his previous opponents have had every box ticked like Crawford has.
Speaking on the Last Stand Podcast with Brian Custer, Thurman said:
“What I haven’t seen Spence face is what I believe myself and Crawford bring to the table, which is, obviously, somebody who has that IQ of that Olympic pedigree.”
“And then besides that it’s the athleticism. You know? He hasn’t fought athletic, crafty, fast-twitch…I don’t know enough of Crawford’s power. We’ve seen him do damage.”
The former titlist added that he can foresee Spence Jr as the aggressor for the proposed fight, but Crawford will give him a run for his money.
“I still consider Spence the bigger puncher, I consider him the bigger man, the bigger puncher. All it takes is the right punch to finish a fight, not the biggest punch. The athleticism, seeing Spence fight a Crawford, seeing Spence fight a Thurman, is just a test that he’s truly never been up against.”