Terence Crawford (37-0)...

Terence Crawford: Fan or Not A Fan?

  • Fan

    Votes: 9 75.0%
  • Not A Fan

    Votes: 3 25.0%

  • Total voters
    12

Zopilote

SuperFly!
Jun 5, 2013
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It seems he is becoming frustrated with being a casualty of the Arum VS Haymon cold war.

I've no doubt he wants to fight everyone but the politics are keeping him sidelined.
Turned down Porter and after the Brook fight showed more interest in fighting a 40 year old Manny and hardly even mentioned Spence.
 
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May 22, 2013
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Turned down Porter and after the Brook fight showed more interest in fighting a 40 year old Manny and hardly even mentioned Spence.
I didn't know that. But if true it's not great.

If he turned down Porter because he thought he was going to land the Pacquaio fight though I can't overly fault him.
Pac is still technically a world champion. Porter is not. Also I think still think he wants to fight Spence. I just reckon fighting Pac first isn't bad as it gives him the WBA strap. Tips the negotiations back a bit more towards a level playing field as it would be 2 belts against 2 belts. Spence would still get the A side having fought the bigger names but 2 belts in Buds possession would help level the negotiations out a bit

Actually I can't fault anyone these days for calling out Pac. He's still a huge name in the sport, still a big pay day and still is champion. If Pac wants to be a champion he should be held to champion levels and it should be reasonable for people to target him.
 
Jul 6, 2019
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When you look back Burns did really well against Crawford. Went the distance, and I remember thinking he knicked a few rounds.

I think this was as much down to Crawford though. It was his first world title fight, and he's improved significantly since.

Burns might still go the distance though. He's tough as old boots and as game as they come.
 
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May 8, 2016
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I am a fan but certainly would not rank him with the likes Leonard, Hearns, Whitaker,Mayweather, Pacquaio etc. At the moment.
But still has time might get there.

As it stands I would probably put him alongside those who were just short of the very best. a prime Marlon Starling, Simon Brown, Buddy Mcgirt, Milton Mccrory, Meldrick Taylor. and the like.
 
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As it stands I would probably put him alongside those who were just short of the very best. a prime Marlon Starling, Simon Brown, Buddy Mcgirt, Milton Mccrory, Meldrick Taylor. and the like.

That's a bit unfair.

Those guys all failed at the elite level. Bud has yet to lose a fight. He simply hasn't had enough high-level wins to solidify his place in the top tier.
He's still a legend-in-progress.
 
May 22, 2013
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That's a bit unfair.

Those guys all failed at the elite level. Bud has yet to lose a fight. He simply hasn't had enough high-level wins to solidify his place in the top tier.
He's still a legend-in-progress.
Exactly.....
Apart from Spence, who I'd have him around 50/50 with.. Who else beats him at welter?

He'll have serious challenges if he goes up to 154 but at 147 apart from being pushed or potentially beaten by Spence he'll sit on the throne for a long time.
 
Jul 6, 2019
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Exactly.....
Apart from Spence, who I'd have him around 50/50 with.. Who else beats him at welter?

He'll have serious challenges if he goes up to 154 but at 147 apart from being pushed or potentially beaten by Spence he'll sit on the throne for a long time.
I'd be interested in Porter, Pac, and the winner of Taylor/Ramirez. He would be favourite in all of those, but they are good fights.
 
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