Is Crawford a good fighter or a great fighter?

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  1. acie2g

    acie2g Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    For me Crawford tied with GGG as this biggest hypejob of this era with respects to how talked about both are by fans and media. You can’t be great if you’ve never fought someone great it ain’t about being a favorite or a underdog but ppl know when your fighting a GUY and for the hype put on both of them when neither has ever really fought let alone beaten a A class fighter is ridiculous to me..
    I mean Postol and a old Porter is decent but that’s really it, I never understood the fascination it seem like the most talked about guys be the one who putting in the least work
     
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  2. Richmondpete

    Richmondpete Real fighters do road work Full Member

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    You could argue usyk hasn't fought any great fighters either doesn't make him not great
     
  3. TheShellofKell

    TheShellofKell Member Full Member

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    Usyk's wins over Glowacki, Breidis, Gassiev and Joshua X2 absolutely are on a different level to Crawford's best win (Postol) You cannot be a great fighter and flaunt Viktor Postol as your best win.
     
  4. acie2g

    acie2g Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Joshua win better than anything on Bud resumes tougher road to Undisputed and 3-belt unified at HW… Uysk probably loses to Fury and Wilder but even still that’s higher level comp then anything bud is doing or has done… you can’t be great without fighting great fighters, his accomplishments look cool but when you break it down dude was a product of 2 of the weakest divisions at the time where the top guys had all just moved up and the first division that had smoke and he ain’t fight nobody
     
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  5. Richmondpete

    Richmondpete Real fighters do road work Full Member

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    My point is I know Usyk is great just like I know Crawford is great despite the fact that neither has beaten what I would consider a great fighter. Despite what everyone wants to believe both of them also unified weak divisions. Opinions separate the two not facts
     
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  6. vast

    vast Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    He hasn't beaten the top fighters yet.... keeps running from Spence.
     
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  7. Oddone

    Oddone Bermane Stiverne's life coach. Full Member

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    Crawfords a businessman. He makes more money than he should, fighting guys he can beat. He will never be the blood and guts warrior or have a deep legacy but his skillset is special.
     
  8. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The Cruiserweight division was certainly not weak when Usyk unified it, it was probably the best era ever for the Cruiserweight division.
     
  9. Smokin Bert

    Smokin Bert Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I would say very good. Not enough evidence of greatness so far.
     
  10. senpai

    senpai Well-Known Member Full Member

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    His ring IQ is one of the best that I have seen in this century
     
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  11. Richmondpete

    Richmondpete Real fighters do road work Full Member

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    My comment was that there are cases where you don't have to beat a great fighter to be great. None of Usyks opponents at cruiserweight we're great fighters nor will any of them be remembered as great fighters. Best the division has ever been? Maybe, and Usyk is certainly one of the two best cruisers ever but there is a very obvious reason why there's only been 2 fighters in the history of the division that have ever gone on to do anything notable at heavy weight and it's not because cruiserweight is filled with elite talent. More light-heavyweights have gone on to win the heavy weight title than cruiser weight to me that says alot
     
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