I think saying a 3 weight world champ, where one of the weights he was undisputed, is only a prospect is more than a tad harsh. Not many boxers manage those achievements. That said, Crawford has certainly stagnated since winning his strap at 147, I think everyone expected him to go on and at least unify, with fights against Porter, Swift Garcia, Thurman and obviously Spence. I know folks will argue that his straps (especially the undisputed @140) were in weak divisions against fairly far from HOF/ATG opponents. But the same arguments can arguably be made for Josh Taylor (who is only a single weight champ). Whatever the reasons it's just a shame for boxing fans that we haven't saw Crawford maximise his obvious potential - I know a few years ago in some threads folks were picking him to beat Tommy Hearns, or at least give him a great fight. But the reality is he's not fought anyone @147 even fit to lace Hearns boots, which is just a waste of talent. IMO, the fault/causes are likely multi-faceted:- 1) Arum - Crawford should never have resigned with Top Rank 2) Crawford - he's not exactly made a huge effort to try and make the big fights - how many times have we heard him say "whoever my team put in front of me?" 3) The Others - Crawford is extremely high risk for any of the other 'names' @147, and would likely be favourite against all of 'em (including Spence). So they will all want paid accordingly; which get's back to points 1 & 2; Arum has basically said 'in as many words' that Crawford can't sell ****. I don't think anyone is really ducking anyone here, it's just a perfect 'impasse' situation leading to the best fights not being made. Crawford has already said on record a few times that he is more than happy with his legacy; 'i don't need Spence etc'. I just hope when he retires and all the dust settles that he doesn't regret that. The whole Spence / Pac fight is guaranteed torture for Crawford, and regardless of what he says in public he will be raging that has come to pass, and he is left on the shelf - not even 2nds for the other names, he is completely frozen out at 147, not least by his own promoter.