Terence Crawford is popular this week as both Mikey Garcia and Shawn Porter have called him out. Either fight would have boxing fans excited as they are all top class boxers. Many have accused Crawford of taking the easy route by choosing fights with lower-level boxers. If he wants to put an end to this, facing either Garcia or Porter will show that he is the real deal.
In his last fight, however, he put on an impressive show against top-ranked Errol Spence which he finished by KO. Crawford is now in his prime at 33 years old and now is the time he needs to be taking the big money fights. He has one of the most impressive boxing records you will find with 37 fights, no losses, and 28 wins coming by way of knock out.
The fact that Garcia has called out Crawford came as a surprise as until now he has always tried to dodge or avoid the question about the two facing each other. Garcia's only loss on his record came against Crawford's last opponent Errol Spence which makes the call out even more surprising. Bookmakers will have Crawford as the favorite so if you fancy a punt make sure to grab your bonus code for bets at bonuscodebets.co.uk.
Both Crawford and Garcia are the same age and have both been at the top of the game for a long-time now. It would be a shame if we were not able to see the two put on a show as it would be one the fans would love to see. The one problem with boxing at the moment is that fans are not getting to see the fights they want so hopefully it will not be the case with this matchup.
Shawn Porter would make an interesting matchup but should be the easier fight for Crawford. Porter has a record of 31 fights with 3 KO losses and 17 KO wins. He is also the same age at 33 years old so the fight makes sense. Porter also has lost to Crawford's last opponent Errol Spence so he will be the underdog with bookmakers if they are to agree to fight.
Another factor is his manager Bob Arum as the relationship between the two is at rock bottom. In his last fight which Crawford won by an impressive KO, his manager said it was a boring fight and he wasted his money promoting it. He said he would have been better off buying a house than promoting that fight, which is one of the most disrespectful things a manager could say to his fighter. This relationship may make it difficult to arrange the fights as Crawford wants to be released from his contract.
The pandemic is making it very difficult to put on boxing shows right now. There is also the factor of the additional costs for safety and the loss of revenue for no audience. Arum does not have billions behind him so he may make his fighter wait until he can make maximum profits. Let's hope that is not the case as either fight I would love to see.