- Jun 4, 2013
I think Kavaliauskas is on that level of Spence and Crawford, though. Just moved far too fast. Looked like shit against Ray Robinson then goes up against Crawford. Moved way too fast, imo.Same here. I saw Avanesyan beating Lejarrraga and knew Kav had previously beaten Avanesyan (TKO, Avanesyan still standing), so ranked him as a top 10 contender before he faced Crawford. He gave Crawford some problems too early on, but as he was stopped, he really needs some impressive wins to get a second chance for a title belt. Perhaps once Pacman retires and Spence moves up, he could get a shot again. Not as a mandatory, but as a game opponent for someone defending the title for a first time. E.g. once Taylor/Prograis move up. Most top 15-20 welters are 30+ of age, so I guess there will be a lot of changes at the top during the next 2-3 years.