This Terence Crawford tweet suggests the pound for pound rated boxing maestro is set to make some changes, real soon.
Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford did something recently that no man had done in professional boxing for over a decade.
Unifying all the belts in a weight class.
A stellar achievement but it was short lived, as he was forced to give up one of his belts not long after due to not accepting a mandatory title defence obligation.
That’s the thing these days in boxing – it’s very tough to hold all the belts for any one champion in any division due to the mandatory title obligations placed upon champions.
After cleaning up the junior-welterweight division speculation immediately turned to Crawford moving up to the more busy, lucrative opportunities at welterweight (147lbs).
This short, but to the point Terence Crawford tweet suggests that is on the way soon:
I’m hungry and I need it all. #147
— Terence Crawford (@budcrawford402) September 3, 2017
Already rated very highly in the pound for pound rankings by most, the opportunities at welterweight could produce some mouth watering fights.
Keith Thurman, Errol Spence, Danny Garcia, Shawn Porter – just a few US names off the top of this writers head.
Of course there is also a school of thought that Crawford will be matched with fellow promotional stablemate Manny Pacquiao before ‘Pacman’ decides to call it a day on his boxing career in 2018.
Based off Manny’s last performance – a loss of his WBO title on points to Australian Jeff Horn, coupled with the fact Pacquiao now has many other obligations outside of boxing – you’d have to say Crawford would be expected to beat him quite handily at this stage of the game to be fair.
A move to welterweight would really offer up some excellent fights in the US alone all in all though.
Also forcing some of the top promoters to work together to bring more unification fights for fans which ultimately, can’t be a bad thing can it?