Terence Crawford Says He Deserves Top Spot On Pound-For-Pound Rankings
WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford isn’t holding back as he takes a dig at the now-former pound-for-pound king Canelo Alvarez.
Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs) feels that he should be upgraded to the No.1 spot on pound-for-pound rankings following Canelo’s one-sided loss to Dmitry Bivol.
Canelo went into the fight as a 4-to-1 favorite, but little did he know, he was facing not only a bigger but much more accomplished fighter in Bivol.
The unbeaten WBO titlist Crawford, who currently occupies the No. 3 position on in Ring Magazine’s pound-for-pound rankings, was quick to comment. The Nebraska-native took to Twitter and tried to make a case for himself to be crowned a new P4P king.
“We know who #1 is now,” Crawford wrote.
But unlike Crawford, the boxing fraternity and the fans do not particularly entertain this idea.
Crawford does have wins against the former 140-lb champion, Amir Khan, and his countryman Kell Brook.
Many fans believe that the unified heavyweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk, should be named the new pound-for-pound chief.
Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs) wreaked havoc at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England last September, when he defeated the hometown boxer Anthony Joshua to be crowned as a new WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight champion.
Usyk with his efficient shot-making left little doubt in the minds of ringside judges and left the arena with a unanimous decision victory on the night.
If Crawford is to take the No.1 spot on that list, he must beat IBF/WBA/WBC welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. It’s the fight that fans want to see.
Both Crawford and Spence Jr. have already expressed their desire to fight each other next.