Crawford is basically a 34 year old elite prospect

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Slyk, Jul 5, 2021.

  1. Slyk

    Slyk Boxing Addict Full Member

    Dec 5, 2010
    His best win is Postol. It's been this way for years and years. Still regularly in a lotta top 2 p4p spots. He's an elite prospect at this point. He's closer to a Devin Haney or Tank than a Taylor or Canelo.

    Bud passes the eye test, yes. He has a very interesting style, yes. Almost all boxing fans want to see him do well, but he hasn't done s***. Current Shawn Porter would be his best win, what does that tell you? All the eye tests in the world mean nothing if you don't face elite competition.

    Crawford may as well be Cuban for how horribly his career has panned out vs. what could've been.
  2. Forza

    Forza Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Mar 18, 2012
    josh taylor stops him.
  3. bandeedo

    bandeedo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 19, 2007
    ive always said spence works him. i even give mikey an edge. whats sad, is that even if im wrong about it, by the time bud fights someone that could possibly give him an argument that he would take those guys, he will be past it and get beat. so even being wrong im gonna be right.
  4. Nopporn

    Nopporn Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    Nah.......I don't think so.
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  5. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Addict banned Full Member

    Jan 13, 2021
    LOL Crawford has a weak resume but based on his outclassing of postol he is on that next level. He wears Taylor down and beats him by decision.
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  6. Anima

    Anima Kinetic Link Full Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    Had the chance to jump in with the big names but chose to resign with Arum for some reason. he can only blame himself.
  7. MidniteProwler

    MidniteProwler Fab 4 Full Member

    Sep 19, 2012
    You could be right but maybe Taylor is getting him at the right time he is more battle hardened than Crawford
  8. lufcrazy

    lufcrazy requiescat in pace Full Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    He's unified two divisions and is a top 3 fighter in a third.

    That puts him above prospect level imo.
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  9. Ph33rknot

    Ph33rknot El gran campeón Mexicano Full Member

    Mar 5, 2012
    I've changed my mind and now agree with you
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  10. senpai

    senpai Well-Known Member banned Full Member

    May 18, 2021
    Crawford stops Taylor.

    Let's hope they will fight in 2022
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  11. bandeedo

    bandeedo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 19, 2007
    youre allowing yourself to grow. im not saying i know im right, im saying youre taking in new in formation, and making the adjustments necessary, to keep the machine running right. if it turns out we were wrong, we make another adjustment. some people stunt their own growth by inserting themselves emotionally in the process. i even catch myself doing it on occasion. but it should be about what reality is telling you, unedited.
  12. vast

    vast Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    Its unfortunate Crawford has wasted his prime by not pursuing an elite matchup(s).
  13. Brighton bomber

    Brighton bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 4, 2005
    He's no doubt wasting his prime. The ability is obvious to anyone who knows what they are seeing but it only matter what you can prove not how much untapped potential you possess.

    I personally think he beats Spence but it's meaningless if he never fights him and he allows Spence to build a better resume, because greatness is achieved through who you beat not how good you look in the ring. Much like how Calzaghe allowed Ottke during their reigns out shine him by beating other champions first, Crawford is allowing his talent and ability to be overshadowed by Spence.

    So I have no issue with people criticising Crawford in fact I encourage it. It needs to be made clear to him and his handlers what he's doing isn't acceptable. If you claim to be the best P4P fighter on the planet you need to prove it, he's not some prospect but a veteran champion, it's time to put up or shut up.
  14. Pugilist Specialist

    Pugilist Specialist Active Member banned Full Member

    Apr 13, 2020
    In Crawford’s mind he’s not
    Wasting his prime. He’s doing just what he wants, avoiding tough fights and fighting bums while earning millions. He’s following what Mayweather did. It’s not like he wants the big fights. If he wanted them, they would happen
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  15. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Addict banned Full Member

    Jan 13, 2021
    Do not compare Crawford to Mayweather, mayweathers resume is Miles above his
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