Terence Crawford is one of the greatest boxers of all time, and he has always been good for boxing bets.
The American, who is nearing the end of his career, is a perfect 40-0 following a win over Errol Spence Jr, where he made the challenger look second-rate.
Boxing schedules constantly change, but one thing is for sure; Crawford is pound-for-pound the best boxer in the land.
One Title Means the Most
Crawford, widely regarded as one of his generation’s most skilled and versatile boxers, has left an indelible mark on the world of professional boxing.
According to the latest boxing news, the 35-year-old has overcome every challenge, and despite holding the major titles, he believes only one title is worth having.
“Fights should be mandatory to happen, so you can clean up the sport of boxing, and there can only be one champion in one division, like in the UFC,” Crawford said. “Floyd [Mayweather] and Canelo [Alvarez], they showed us time and time again that it’s not about the belts. When you get to a certain point in your career, you’re bigger than the belts.
“Coming up, everybody wants to be a champion, but once you get your name out there and you become a megastar, the belts don’t mean nothing, we are paying for the belts.
“The only one that matters is the Ring Magazine Belt because it is free. Why should I have to pay to be a champion? That [Ring Magazine title holder] is the number one guy in the division, that’s how it should be.”
He won the vacant Ring title when scoring a TKO win over Spence Jr., which was the first time he had secured that title.
He owns the WBO, WBA, WBC, and IBF titles now, and we can’t see him slowing down anytime soon unless he retires.
Terence Crawford has always been at the top of his game, but some of his more recent wins have been the most impressive.
They got past the tricky Amir Khan in 2019 before beating the likes of Egidijus Kavaliauskas, Kell Brook, Shawn Porter, and David Avanesyan.
They weren’t the biggest names in the sport at the time, but Spence Jr. was. Therefore, his effort to put Spence Jr. away in the ninth round demonstrated his skill and power.
Spence Jr. was the betting underdog, but he wasn’t expected to get handled by Crawford, who just about won every round.
It was also his biggest pay-per-view audience and by some margin. He got 150,000 buys against Khan, but he smashed that out of the water with 700,000 against Spence Jr.
That means there are even bigger fights on the horizon, which is a mouthwatering prospect.
Rematch on the Cards?
It looks highly likely that there will be a rematch against Spence Jr.
All the other contenders, including Jaron Ennis and Jermell Charlo, aren’t on the same level, despite Terence Crawford wanting to fight Charlo next.
Charlo is 35-1-1, and deserving of a title fight, but Spence Jr. is also deserving of a rematch, and it’s likely in his contract.
Australian Tim Tszyu is another contender, but he hasn’t been tested against the best fighters in the world, so we can’t see the big pay-per-view desire for him just yet.
That leaves Spence Jr., who would likely be a +300 underdog if the rematch occurs.