what is the max weight class that you think Bud could do

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  1. Mister Pugilist

    Mister Pugilist New Member Full Member

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    realistically speaking and still be effective based on his frame?
     
  2. MetalLicker

    MetalLicker Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    154.

    He walked around 170+, so he’s got the frame to move up another division. He is getting old though, so 2 divisions is unrealistic at this point in his career.
     
  3. cuchulain

    cuchulain Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Where he is now.
     
  4. drenlou

    drenlou Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Maybe 160.
     
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  5. Lesion of Doom

    Lesion of Doom Well-Known Member Full Member

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    154 for his style of fighting at his age.
     
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  6. vast

    vast Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    154 tops.
     
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  7. james5000

    james5000 2010's poster of the decade Full Member

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    160 max, doubt he would dominate but could win belts
     
  8. boxingforum24

    boxingforum24 Active Member Full Member

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    I think he can go up to 175 and beat Bivol.

    Then we all wake up from our fantasies and realize the Crawford Spence fight still isn't signed. So they can't even claim to be the best at their current weight division let alone dream about moving up and facing elites at higher weights.
     
  9. elmaldito

    elmaldito Skillz Full Member

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    Diff between crawford and canelo is crawford can out speed out think out box bigger guys. Canelo can not.
    Canelo is one dimensional.
    Can you believe if canelo actually won 1 round he gets a draw. Lmao
     
  10. elmaldito

    elmaldito Skillz Full Member

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    I think crawford can beat anybody up to 160
    To me if spence is smart he pulls crawford to 154.
     
  11. MagicE

    MagicE Active Member Full Member

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    Effective and being a serious player at the weight are 2 different things.

    I think 147 is his ceiling for dominant displays. He would definitely be highly competitive at 154 but wouldn't be anywhere being "the man". 160 no chance.
     
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  12. pincai

    pincai The Indonesian Thin Man Full Member

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    Crawford is a very very good fighter. But I don’t think he’s that special.
    People don’t realize how hard it is to win 4 weight classes by beating top elite fighter on the weight.

    As great as Mayweather was, at his 4th weight class which is welterweight where he stays the longest, the only fighters that he fought that starts at welterweight and above is Berto, Baldomir and Canelo.. and for me Berto and Baldomir was not a great win.

    Now Crawford starts at light weight, his 4th weight class will be Junior middleweight. I don’t think he can run the table with the likes of Jermell, Castano, Tszyu, Lara, Fundora, Madrimov. Maybe win some but definitely not all.
     
  13. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    154.............and I say that without hesitation. LW, JWW, WW, JMW. The vast majority of fighters only move up a weight class or two throughout their career, the guys that do more than that are already outliers, the ones that are very successful after doing so are the outliers of outliers.

    I'm not sure he'd even be a super successful JMW TBH
     
  14. Bustajay

    Bustajay Feel the Steel/Balls Deep Full Member

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  15. JOKER

    JOKER Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Crawford walks around as a CRUISERWEIGHT, so he can fight at 160 if he has the balls to compete without having a massive physical/weight advantage. Same w/ Spence.