Terence Crawford versus Josh Taylor at 147

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Robbi, Sep 28, 2020.

Who wins Crawford versus Taylor at 147?

  1. Crawford via decision

    29 vote(s)
  2. Taylor via decision

    14 vote(s)
  3. Crawford via stoppage

    18 vote(s)
  4. Taylor via stoppage

    8 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Robbi

    Robbi Marvelous Full Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Personally, I think this is a great style clash even though they both share a lot of similar traits.

    Thoughts welcome
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  2. Pakkuman

    Pakkuman I'm not hot. I'm just BIG. Full Member

    Jun 26, 2019
    Crawford by KO. I don't rank JTT that highly. He loses to the Top 6 in the division — Pac, Crawford, Danny, Thurman, Porter, Spence. Postol's power was bothering him.
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  3. miniq

    miniq Big Stiff Idiot Full Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    calibre of opponent Crawford gets erect thinking about fighting

    sub champion or washed up tier
  4. Nopporn

    Nopporn Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    After Taylor becomes the undisputed World Jr.WW Champion, he will move up in weight to 147. At that time, Crawford will fade and get his ass kicked. Crawford is getting older and older now. But if they both fight each other next year, I will pick Crawford to beat Taylor by decisions.
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  5. Xplosive

    Xplosive Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 23, 2008
    Bud's getting up there in years, but as of right now he kicks Josh's ass pretty badly.

    Prograis was sharp shooting Taylor, and badly swelled him.

    Nuff said.

    In another 2 years or so, when Bud is faded, maybe the odds turn in Josh's favor. But right now his odds aren't good.
  6. HolDat

    HolDat Member Full Member

    Sep 25, 2020
    Older high IQ fighters have overcame youthful opponents before.
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  7. Pakkuman

    Pakkuman I'm not hot. I'm just BIG. Full Member

    Jun 26, 2019
    Crawford is clearly elite despite the hollow resume. And he did beat Postol wide whereas Postol took JTT deep.
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  8. Serge

    Serge Ginger Dracula Staff Member

    Jul 21, 2009
    In just 17 fights Taylor has unified two belts (WBA and IBF)

    Has beaten 4 former or current world champions in 17 fights to Crawford's 7 in 36 fights. Crawford didn't even beat 1 world champion until his 23 fight

    Deserves a place in the P4P top 10 rankings

    He equalled the 36-0 Crawford's best win in just his 13th fight

    And Taylor was only 12-0 when he fought Postol

    Had only fought one world class opponent before (a past prime Vazquez)

    Had taken part in zero world title fights

    Had never been past 9 rounds before Was giving away 4'' in reach

    And would've weighed about the same as Postol

    Whereas, conversely, when Crawford fought Postol he was 28-0

    Had fought 6 or 7 world class opponents

    It was his 7th world title fight

    Had been into the 10th or further 5 times including the full 12 twice

    Had a slight reach advantage over the Ukrainian (Crawford has never once been at a reach disadvantage in any of his fights against world class competition)

    And had a 5lb weight advantage over Postol

    And on top of that he spent the entire fight on his bicycle stinking out the joint like he was in against a murderous puncher.

    JCR was 25-0 when he fought Postol

    Had fought 3 or 4 world class opponents

    It was his 5th world title fight

    Had been 10 round or more four times including going the full 12 three times

    And was only giving away an inch in reach

    Taylor has fought more punchers in 17 fights than Crawford has in 36

    Baranchyk, Rougarou, Khongsong, and even Davies are all massive punchers

    Davies KO'd Maurice Hooker in the gym

    Taylor won a world title in 15th fight and unified two of the belts in his 16th

    Crawford didn't even win his first world title until his 23rd fight

    And should Taylor beat JCR in his next fight he will have unified a whole division in just his 18th fight, five fights earlier than Crawford had even won a world title

    And even more impressive

    Taylor didn't even take up boxing until he was 15 y/0

    Whereas, Crawford and JCR were both 7 y/o when they took up the sport

    Taylor's last five opponents

    Khongsong 16-0 (13 KOs)
    Prograis 24-0 (20 KOs)
    Baranchyk 19-0 (13 KOs)
    Martin 22-0 (12 KOs)
    Postol 29-1 (12 KOs)

    And he also has wins over these two

    Davies 15-0 (12 KOs)
    Vazquez 39-5 (12 KOs)

    He already did very well against Porter in the gym when he was over in the US and he also bashed up Porter's and Crawford's daddy Ugas during those sessions too, sending him to hospital.

    And Taylor was just a seven fight novice back then too.

    Excerpt from a Jan, 2017 article

    'Josh Taylor, the fast-rising Edinburgh starlet in the McGuigan stable headed by Carl Frampton, is taking his inspiration and plenty of freely given advice from Scottish legend Ken Buchanan.

    Taylor, the Commonwealth Games champion, takes on Mexico's Alfonso Olvera on the undercard of the Frampton-Leo Santa Cruz rematch in Las Vegas having knocked out all his first seven professional opponents.

    There are reports of the light-welterweight seriously troubling former world champion Shawn Porter in sparring here and he says: 'If I can emulate Mr Buchanan by coming back to America and taking world titles home to Scotland I will be very happy.'

    David ''The Hayemaker'' Haye has seen him do some amazing things behind closed doors

    Miguel Vazquez: ‘Josh Taylor is the most powerful opponent I’ve fought’

    “It was a unique experience to face such a strong opponent like Taylor and I would be honoured to come back to the UK and fight as many times as I can,” the Mexican said. “He’s a very strong fighter. He has all the tools that a fighter needs.”

    Of all the opponents he has fought, and that includes a very young Canelo Alvarez, Vazquez says, “Timothy Bradley has been the most outstanding, technically speaking. But the most powerful was actually Josh Taylor.”

    Put some respeck on Josh Taylor's name

  9. Pakkuman

    Pakkuman I'm not hot. I'm just BIG. Full Member

    Jun 26, 2019
    Crawford still murks him, though.
  10. FrankinDallas

    FrankinDallas Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 24, 2004
    Please just give us an executive summary. Thanks.
  11. MexicanInsanity

    MexicanInsanity Location : Nowhere Full Member

    Apr 24, 2013
  12. Rilz

    Rilz Ball don't lie! Full Member

    Aug 5, 2007
    Really tough to say, I would favor Crawford 60-40 though. Taylor will have his time, but he has other things to take care of before Crawford enters the mix. The narrative could completely change between then and now.
    He needs to unify 140
    Then move up to 147 (no way he takes Crawford right out of the gate at welter).
    So he takes a acclimation fight.
    THEN we can talk Crawford.
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  13. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    Id say Crawford at this moment but people are dismissing Taylor far to easily here

    Guys world class and a P4P top ten

    Would not shock me in the slightest if he beat Bud
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2020
  14. Skyver

    Skyver Member Full Member

    Apr 29, 2015
    That's if he decides to take the Crawford route.he could well go after another sanctioning body's champion first. But as you say let's see if he can unify all the belts at 140.
  15. Richmondpete

    Richmondpete Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 22, 2015
    All this and yet you and everyone else still know Crawford would beat him.