How great of an accomplishment was Crawford becoming undisputed?

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  1. VG_Addict

    VG_Addict Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    How much credit does Crawford deserve for becoming the undisputed champion at 140? On one hand, only a handful of fighters in the entire history of the sport have held all 4 major belts at once. On the other hand, Crawford did it in a fairly weak division.
     
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  2. miniq

    miniq Big Stiff Idiot Full Member

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    Crawford lives in a cage under Bob Arum's desk.

    He will fade into irrelevance whilst Fury takes Bob on dates & flatters him with presents.
     
  3. Badbot

    Badbot Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Weak division. But still quite the accomplishment.
    Postol and Indongo were at their peak as well.
     
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    GGGfans Member Full Member

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    Clearly less impressive than Usyk who must have beaten Glowacki, Briedis and Gassiev.
     
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    jm2729v Active Member Full Member

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    Did what he had to do in a weak division, which isn't something he can do anything about. It's a good acheivement obviously not a career defining one for a talent like him. At least he's not bragging about being a two time champion for winning an immeadiate rematch like Joshua
     
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  6. Robney

    Robney ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ Full Member

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    To become undisputed in any division (even straw) is an accomplishment on its own, with all the politics and red tape in place.
    It was a weak division, but it's still very hard to do.
     
  7. dougemerypm

    dougemerypm Active Member Full Member

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    IF the division was so "weak" why didn't Mikey Garcia, who was five pounds away, fight Crawford. He was willing to go up 20 to fight Spence. Any time you get all four belts, regardless of what the uneducated say, it is an accomplishment. It had not been done for over 20 years so that speaks for itself
     
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  8. bcr

    bcr Well-Known Member Full Member

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    A great one, if it was so easy someone would have done it after Jermain Taylor took all the titles from Hopkins back in 2006. People were saying that Crawford was ducking Postol after Viktor beat Matthysse and then people were saying that Crawford was ducking Troyanovski before Indongo iced him and after Indongo got his second title Crawford was avoiding him too. He whooped both Postol and Indongo and suddenly they became bums.
     
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    Pakkuman Boxing Addict Full Member

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  10. Liquorice

    Liquorice Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The answer to that is to look at who he beat & how he beat them & under what circumstances..

    He won the vacant WBO of Dulorme who was coming off a SD win over Lundy. Average win.

    Beat Postol for the WBC who had a good win over LM, but Lucas was coming off a hard fight himself but still it's a solid win.

    Won the other two off Indongo, who's only claim to fame is beating Burns , but who didn't beat Burns around that time period & since? lol truth is it's a solid but again unremarkable win.

    All in the US, zero noteable punchers & I think between all 3 of them they had ONE single defence of their belts before fighting Crawford. Not one seasoned belt holder between them.

    Fair play for unifying but it's not on a par with Usyks.
     
  11. blackfella96

    blackfella96 Member Full Member

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    Its hard enough unify, let alone have all 4 titles. He deserves all the credit.
    Usyk's road was hard with the competition but he at least had a tournament style bracket to get his belts which made it more streamlined.
     
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  12. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Postol was/is a solid fighter. Take Crawford out of the picture and give him those same fights and he accomplishes those feats in a similar fashion. As other have said. Very weak division. Crawford is good and had the necessary backing to get those fights. But it wouldn't take a special fighter to beat most of those guys. Postol aside it's a very weak lineup.
     
  13. Glass City Cobra

    Glass City Cobra Well-Known Member Full Member

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    They shifted the goal posts with Crawford over and over. I remember people talking about the Postol fight being for the #1 p4p but the "wrong" guy won and no one talked about it anymore.
     
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