Pound for pound rated Terence Crawford, who recently confirmed that he has left the junior-welterweight division, has had some good news in the latest boxing rankings.

He is yet to fight at 147lbs just yet but according to the latest WBO world rankings as of today, January 2nd, 2018, he has moved him into the number one contender spot for champion Jeff Horn.

Furthermore, he’s also gone into the number 4 spot in the WBA rankings. Just below the likes of Danny Garcia.

This means that should Crawford be successful in his next bout, likely against Jeff Horn, he could very well position himself in a place to challenge later in the year for WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman’s title.

All very positive news for the man called “Bud” who last year became the first man in a long time to unify all the recognised world title belts in boxing.

Subsequently it proved to hard to keep hold of them though and he outgrew the weight. Hence the move up to welterweight this year where bigger fights exist.

Of course the fight everyone wants to see is him against Errol Spence. One suspects we’ll be kept waiting for the fight a while, however.

A fight with Danny Garcia could also be one tipped for later this year. Another excellent bout if it could be made.