Crawford easily beats Taylor

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by 22JM, May 22, 2021.

  1. Goose

    Goose Russian oligarch Full Member

    Mar 2, 2005
    You're not sold on Crawford because he got knocked down once 7 years ago, and still stopped unbeaten Gamboa, who at the time was viewed as the next big thing at lightweight.

    Same with Postol, he dropped him twice before beating an unbeaten fighter.

    Turn the tables on Taylor everybody so bullish on, who has he beat? An undersized Prograis? Ramirez who got beat by the same old Postol.

    If skills pay the bills then Crawford easily handles him,....the guy can switch like nobody else, I mean nobody in the sport does what he do in the ring. Maybe not Mayweather, but he has his own style that is unique to trouble anybody.

    The reach advantage, ring IQ, switching is why I would pick Crawford over Taylor anyday.
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  2. Anima

    Anima Kinetic Link Full Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    Not really a hard take.
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  3. TooBigTooStrong

    TooBigTooStrong Member banned Full Member

    May 10, 2021
    Wow it’s weird to see someone clean out a division brilliantly, one of only 6 boxers ever to win all 4 belts in their division. And immediately see plenty of people throwing shade and talking about how a bigger fighter would beat him. All a bunch of insecure haters
  4. gollumsluvslave

    gollumsluvslave Active Member Full Member

    Dec 20, 2020
    It's not even the 'beat him' that irks.

    It's the "Easily" part that raises eyebrows for me, I can't image anyone from 147 down looking at all Taylor's attributes and thinking - 'hey this is gonna be a walk in the park' - maybe Bud is just that good that it's easy work, but if so why hasn't he swallowed his pride and made the fight with Spence? Beating Spence is the easy way to making himself top dog and solidying his resume, and really cementing his P4p status.
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  5. TheMotorCityCobra

    TheMotorCityCobra Active Member Full Member

    Jun 2, 2018
    Crawford mutilates Taylor. I don't think Josh wants any part of Bud. He'll continue boiling down to 140 until Crawford leaves Top Rank or gets old.
  6. Chutz

    Chutz Active Member Full Member

    Nov 24, 2013
    You know someone is doing well when certain boxing fans find the negative in a fighter unifying the belts. Crawford would probably beat him, but lets just be happy that we have a guy that proved he is the best at 140, by beating the best guys
  7. mccaughey85

    mccaughey85 Member Full Member

    Jul 3, 2011
    Yeh Taylor deserves all the plaudits and recognition. He should be allowed a couple of easy fights before moving up to 147, let the uk public know how great he is and build up a larger following before taking riskier fights. He certainly deserves a couple of easy paydays after the run of unbeaten fighters hes faced.
  8. Manfred

    Manfred Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    May 22, 2011
    I beg to differ, I think that he has tons of charisma, He is a very likeable guy. He just need exposure to the mainstream in the US.
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  9. 6.5winmag

    6.5winmag Member Full Member

    May 1, 2020
    stay away from 147 theres 6 guys there who would take him apart.
  10. hoopsman

    hoopsman Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 24, 2005
    While I certainly favor Crawford over Taylor at 147lbs, I too take issue with the notion that he does so "easily."

    Assuming Josh fills out nicely at the new weight, I find it hard to believe that anyone presently campaigning at welterweight has an "easy time" with a skilled, spiteful southpaw with quick hands, educated movement and the grit to bite down on his gum shield when the going gets rough.
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  11. hoopsman

    hoopsman Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 24, 2005
    Mikey isn't taking Taylor apart in any weight class.
  12. gollumsluvslave

    gollumsluvslave Active Member Full Member

    Dec 20, 2020
    That's all I'm sayin'!!

    Of course Crawford, Spence, Porter even Thurman probably would be favourites - they are proven at 147. But Taylor poses an difficult set of problems for anyone is all.

    But then I guess it's the nature of folks to exaggerate - like the other thread saying Taylor would Take Lopez 'easily'? That's pretty harsh on Teo, who obviously gonna give Josh or anyone a hard nights work. Tank on the other hand...
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  13. mccaughey85

    mccaughey85 Member Full Member

    Jul 3, 2011
    I think alot of Crawford fans are over exaggerating because deep down they know that Taylors a massive challenge for Crawford and has the potential to beat him.
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  14. mccaughey85

    mccaughey85 Member Full Member

    Jul 3, 2011
    Too many **** talkers who exaggerate who they think will win.
  15. Alo2006

    Alo2006 R.I.P Sean Taylor Full Member

    Jun 28, 2006
    Think it will be a class fight up to round 4, then Crawford starts breaking him down to get the win.