Terence Crawford believes his victory over Kell Brook proved why he’s the pound-for-pound best.
Depending on who you ask, either Crawford or Canelo Alvarez is at the top of the pound-for-pound list. Crawford recently put the WBO Welterweight Championship on the line against Brook in Las Vegas. “Bud” had the challenger on wobbly legs in the fourth round, scoring a knockdown. Crawford quickly pounced and the fight was stopped.
After the fight with Brook, Crawford said that his performance further solidifies his spot as the pound-for-pound best boxer in the world (h/t BoxingScene.com).
“You know, I showed why I’m considered the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world. You know, given my size, me moving up two weight classes, from 135, and stopping every opponent that I stepped in the ring with at welterweight, you know, that tells a lot.”
Crawford also said he won’t fall into the trap of comparing his win over Brook to Spence’s.
“I don’t compare my fight and Spence fight the same. You know, I don’t compare ‘em. Styles make fights. We’re different fighters. You know, that’s like comparing my fight with Shawn Porter [against Brook] and the other, Triple-G [against Brook]. I’m not gonna do it. I think the message is you can’t judge a book by its cover.”
Many have been wondering what’s next for Crawford. There has been much speculation on “Bud’s” future with Top Rank Boxing. Some believe that he will make the move to PBC as that promotion houses the welterweights that Crawford has been clamoring for. Of course, this is all speculation at this time.