If Crawford retired now would he be a hall of famer in your opinion?

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  1. dougemerypm

    dougemerypm Active Member Full Member

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    The fact that Khan can't catch a cold was ALWAYS part of the equation. He was knocked out by Prescott, who Crawford agreed to fight last minute and still beat him 9 of 10 rounds. Crawford beats Broner because he has a bigger heart to go with mad skills.
     
  2. dougemerypm

    dougemerypm Active Member Full Member

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    But you will never know because he DIDN'T. If it was easy why didn't Mikey Garcia who was 5 lbs away do it? Pretty easy to say someone could have done something but it had not been done for over 20 years when Crawford did it so it must be a little difficult. You are rated on what you DID not what you could have done.
     
  3. Sugar 88

    Sugar 88 Your Unfriendly Neighbourhood Writer-Man Full Member

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    And I'm saying what he did wasn't as impressive as it sounds if you look beyond the surface. Completely unifying a division sounds a lot more impressive than beating Indongo and Postol doesn't it?
     
  4. Bald Cell

    Bald Cell New Member Full Member

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    Definitely, Crawford would easily dominate Broner. Thou, the question was, which of Crawford's previous opponents would Broner not be the favour fighter against and Postol is the only guy I could confidently say who would actually even be favour against Adrian.
     
  5. Nopporn

    Nopporn Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    There are a lot more tough fighters at 147 than those in 135. You can always see the real big name fighters in 147 like Spence, Pacquiao, Thurman, Gracia, and Porter. Now who are the world champions at 135? I don't even know who they are. So the Undisputed World Welterweight Champion means a lot more than that of the Lightweight one. Is this reasonable enough?
     
  6. The Ogdoad

    The Ogdoad Well-Known Member booted Full Member

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    Not a good resume at all. That is a fairly atrocious resume for a pound for pound guy. Probably the weakest resume of a pound for pound guy in recent memory. His best wins didn't age well either. Felix Sturm and Sven Ottke have better resume's than Crawford, and theirs are extremely padded.
     
  7. The Ogdoad

    The Ogdoad Well-Known Member booted Full Member

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    Both Prograis and Taylor would do the same thing against Crawford's opposition at 140.
     
  8. blackfella96

    blackfella96 Member Full Member

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    So because you don't know who they are, he can't make HOF? that's a bit stiff. You say it like the Undisputed LWW champion holds no merit..yet you can literally count on one hand the amount of males in boxing who held all 4 titles at once, so it's not a meaningless feat.
    With your criteria, is Vitali Klitschko HOF worthy? as his resume is lackluster also?

    Interesting opinion but I think it cripples a lot of fighters in making the HOF
     
  9. Nopporn

    Nopporn Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Did Crawford unify all World Championship Belts at 135 to become the Undisputed World LW Champion? How many World Championship Titles at 135 he held?
     
  10. blackfella96

    blackfella96 Member Full Member

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    Think you have misread, I never said he won the undisputed lightweight title, LWW = Light Welterweight. Had the WBO only in lightweight
     
  11. Nopporn

    Nopporn Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    O.K. Sorry I have misread as you said. Again.... How many World Championship Belts at 140 Crawford held?
     
  12. blackfella96

    blackfella96 Member Full Member

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    He held all 4 titles. WBA Super, WBO, WBC and IBF..Also was given The Ring title and the Lineal title. Won everything worth winning in the division
     
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  13. Nopporn

    Nopporn Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Ooh....O.K. Then Crawford deserves to be put into the HOF. I forgot that once Crawford was the Undisputed World Champ. at 140. Sorry about that.
     
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  14. blackfella96

    blackfella96 Member Full Member

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    No worries, all a matter of opinion at the end of the day. Yes the resume is not at good as it will be, but can't look past being undisputed
     
  15. dougemerypm

    dougemerypm Active Member Full Member

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    When one of them DOES it then come back and talk smack. As of this moment Crawford did it and they didn't. It really is not a difficult thing to grasp. Of course if you just want to find a way to demean someone's accomplishment you can. The fact was that Crawford sat at 140 for 2+ years and Mikey Garcia did not come after those belts. Must have been the weak resume. BHAHAHHAHAHA.
     


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