One of the best welterweight fights in years since the now past Mayweather-Pacquiao era is growing legs all the time.

Terence Crawford takes on Australian Jeff Horn later this summer in his debut at 147lbs but provided he gets through it – one juicy battle is already brewing a little beneath the surface.

Crawford has looked virtually faultless at times in his professional tenure to date.

As has IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr.

Crawford will fight for Horn’s WBO title next up which would make a potential showdown with Spence a unification fight later in the year too.

However, what both man lack now, despite their incredible noble art gifts and pound for pound statuses in boxing, is that big break out fight.

Both boxer’s profiles are perhaps not what they should be.

The fear here would be that the promoters involved with both guys will look to marinate a possible bout until it is a big enough attraction to place it on pay per view.

In theory.

The problem with too much marinating however is if you over do it you never actually cook the meal you wanted in the first place.

You could get something else.

Anything can happen in boxing – and has – and will in the future.

A guy could lose, an injury could happen, an outside the ring issue could arise and so on.

The neat thing about today’s times in boxing is that fights are getting made quickly once again and younger fans are watching boxing again in their droves.

Evidenced through Top Rank’s tangible, factual data from their new partnership with ESPN as per recent TV ratings and audience reports available online.

In terms of fights at welterweight there is isn’t any better than this writer can think of at least.

I’d certainly pay to watch Spence vs Crawford.

Heck, I’d pay to just watch them spar!