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Terrence Crawford Vs Jose Benavidez

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This fight is almost signed I think this fight favors Crawford!
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View Postboxalettice, on 05 September 2018 - 12:55 AM, said:

This fight is almost signed I think this fight favors Crawford!
Any fight Crawford's in favors Crawford!
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 RickS, on 07 September 2018 - 07:15 AM, said:


Any fight Crawford's in favors Crawford!
True
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Looks like Crawford re-signed with Top Rank so he can continue fighting lackluster opposition, while claiming he is pound for pound #1.  He is clearly very talented, but after 33 fights, and not having fought any top echelon opponents, it's starting to look like his career will go the route of one of those Euro champs.  Fighting lackluster opposition while making good pay days.
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View PostThe Akbar One, on 09 September 2018 - 03:22 PM, said:

Looks like Crawford re-signed with Top Rank so he can continue fighting lackluster opposition, while claiming he is pound for pound #1.  He is clearly very talented, but after 33 fights, and not having fought any top echelon opponents, it's starting to look like his career will go the route of one of those Euro champs.  Fighting lackluster opposition while making good pay days.
Yeah Floyd did the same thing. And when he fought Mosely and Pacman they were no longer at their best.
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View PostThe Akbar One, on 09 September 2018 - 03:22 PM, said:

Looks like Crawford re-signed with Top Rank so he can continue fighting lackluster opposition, while claiming he is pound for pound #1.  He is clearly very talented, but after 33 fights, and not having fought any top echelon opponents, it's starting to look like his career will go the route of one of those Euro champs.  Fighting lackluster opposition while making good pay days.

Is it true he signed a deal with ESPN?

If so, it doesnít seem like heís aiming very high.
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View Post9secondko, on 10 September 2018 - 12:28 AM, said:



Is it true he signed a deal with ESPN?

If so, it doesnít seem like heís aiming very high.
Nope
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View Post9secondko, on 10 September 2018 - 12:28 AM, said:



Is it true he signed a deal with ESPN?

If so, it doesnít seem like heís aiming very high.
He should at least fight Danny Garcia next
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View Postboxalettice, on 10 September 2018 - 12:37 AM, said:

He should at least fight Danny Garcia next

Stylistically, that would be s good fight.

But Garcia seemed like he had trouble with Shawn Porter both boxing and rushing in at the same time.

Crawford does that mix too. And he has octopus arms that reach halfway across the ring.

Danny boy would need to seriously revamp his game just to be competitive.
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View Post9secondko, on 10 September 2018 - 12:28 AM, said:

Is it true he signed a deal with ESPN?

If so, it doesn't seem like he's aiming very high.
He signed with TR.  TR has a deal with ESPN no premium cable outlets.  ESPN is typically where you will the top Top Rank guys.
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View PostATLien, on 10 September 2018 - 08:54 AM, said:

He signed with TR.  TR has a deal with ESPN no premium cable outlets.  ESPN is typically where you will the top Top Rank guys.
That doesnít exactly help open the door to facing showtime/haymon fighters. But what else can he do. He needs a promoter and haymon and arum need to figure out how to play ball. Each side pretending their promotion is an island is a bit ridiculous. It hurts the sport.
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View Post9secondko, on 11 September 2018 - 02:37 AM, said:


That doesnít exactly help open the door to facing showtime/haymon fighters. But what else can he do. He needs a promoter and haymon and arum need to figure out how to play ball. Each side pretending their promotion is an island is a bit ridiculous. It hurts the sport.

I wouldn't put Haymon and Arum in the same category. Outside of Haymon protecting Leo Pantycruz from Rigondeaux, he is the one more inclined to let his guys cross the fence for an opportunity.

Crawford knew full well what his resume could look like if he re-signed with Top Rank.
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View PostThe Akbar One, on 09 September 2018 - 03:22 PM, said:

Looks like Crawford re-signed with Top Rank so he can continue fighting lackluster opposition, while claiming he is pound for pound #1.  He is clearly very talented, but after 33 fights, and not having fought any top echelon opponents, it's starting to look like his career will go the route of one of those Euro champs.  Fighting lackluster opposition while making good pay days.
He was really ducking fools when he unified all the belts at 140.
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View Postjohnnyblaze, on 11 September 2018 - 11:48 AM, said:


He was really ducking fools when he unified all the belts at 140.

Beating the stiff robotic Postman, and the Namibian Flukey man, had to be one of the easiest routes to unification in history. It's comical when people try to use his unification like he beat prime Tszyu and Judah to get unified. Crawford's resume is fairly weak, and I'm done giving him a pass for it. He moved up in weight when several young prospects at 140, were better opponents than who he fought at 140. Why move up? He could have stayed at 140, cleaned out that WBSS and then moved up. We all know he won't be getting Spence or Thurman anytime soon. Had he stayed at 140 and won that WBSS, he would be touted as an all time great 140 pounder. As it stands right now, he has more fights than Spence, but a weaker resume. Postman, Flukey Man, Molina, and Diaz, aren't a better quartet than Bundu, Peterson Algieri, and Brook.
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View PostThe Akbar One, on 11 September 2018 - 01:16 PM, said:



Beating the stiff robotic Postman, and the Namibian Flukey man, had to be one of the easiest routes to unification in history. It's comical when people try to use his unification like he beat prime Tszyu and Judah to get unified. Crawford's resume is fairly weak, and I'm done giving him a pass for it. He moved up in weight when several young prospects at 140, were better opponents than who he fought at 140. Why move up? He could have stayed at 140, cleaned out that WBSS and then moved up. We all know he won't be getting Spence or Thurman anytime soon. Had he stayed at 140 and won that WBSS, he would be touted as an all time great 140 pounder. As it stands right now, he has more fights than Spence, but a weaker resume. Postman, Flukey Man, Molina, and Diaz, aren't a better quartet than Bundu, Peterson Algieri, and Brook.
As soon as one of the PBC guys am work themselves into a mandatory position, Master Al will allow them to fight Bud.

Thatís the only way he lets them.
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