Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Showstopper97, Aug 17, 2021.
Prime Amit Khan
Amit Khan maybe, Amir Khan never.
Josh Taylor move up and stop him in 6
Jeff Horn circa 2017.
None! They all get schooled.
None of them have fought anyone even close enough to SRL level that the only possible answer is NONE.
Crawford based on the eye test and his obvious bag of tricks and skills is the only one at 147 who could probably claim to have an 'unknown ceiling' just now given how little he has really been pushed - but a lot of that comes back to level of comp / resume.
Is Crawford talented enough to hang with Leonard or Hearns @147? Anything is possible, but there is no evidence to suggest he could.
I'd suggest his hardest fight so far @147 was against Mean Machine (recently stopped quicker by Ortiz), who managed to tag Bud more in the early rounds and even had what should have been a KD. No offence to Egis, but I don't think he could have hung with Leonard or Hearns for very long.
That's what's most frustrating about Bud - he has the raw goods I think, and if we had seen him KO Thurman, Spence and Pac, maybe the idea of him being competitive against past ATGs would hold more weight.
But it's all would've, could've, should've right now.
Victor Ortiz. Leonard had trouble with lefties.
None of the guys listed in the poll would have much chance of beating a prime Leonard. Leonard knocks Crawford's arse out.
Where's the 'no-one' option at?
None are fit to carry his jock strap
He humiliates the lot of them
Hearns would also smash the bunch
Duran would also beat them all
Oh and so would Benetiz
I think they omitted the 'no-one' option to save room for realistic SRL conquerors such as:
Maurice Hooker, Thomas Dulorme, Omar Figueroa, Boots Ennis, Fabian Maidaina, Brandun Lee, and last but not least and definitely most dangerous, Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero. Think about it, SRL can't hit what he can't see. Plus, there's a chance that SRL's fear of ghosts is too intense for him to even consider a fight with Guerrero.