Terence Crawford gives his prediction on Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2
Apr 11 2014 4:48 PM
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Terence Crawford officially received his WBO Lightweight belt today from WBO President, Paco Valcarcel and Top Rank's Bob Arum. Crawford won this title on March 1st when he faced Ricky Burns in United Kingdom via Unanimous Decision.

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Skibbz says:

Thoroughly enjoyed that interview. I really like Terence both in and out of the ring. He's got a bright future so long as he maintains his attitude and continues to train to be the best. Always said he could be a top 5 P4P so long as he keeps doing the business.

The Shadow says:

[QUOTE=Skibbz;48914]Thoroughly enjoyed that interview. I really like Terence both in and out of the ring. He's got a bright future so long as he maintains his attitude and continues to train to be the best. Always said he could be a top 5 P4P so long as he keeps doing the business.[/QUOTE]

Did you catch his fight when he was over your way? I haven't seen him fight, just read that he's a good, technical fighter in the mold of Tim Bradley, Demetrius Andrade and the likes.

Would love to hear your breakdown of him.

Skibbz says:

[QUOTE=The Shadow;48925]Did you catch his fight when he was over your way? I haven't seen him fight, just read that he's a good, technical fighter in the mold of Tim Bradley, Demetrius Andrade and the likes.

Would love to hear your breakdown of him.[/QUOTE]

No but a good friend of mine was at the show. Gutted I couldn't make it but was able to catch the fight the next day.

He has a good amateur background, he wasn't the best but he fought a few notables.. Mikey G, Danny G, Sadam Ali, and Miguel Gonz.

He has fast hands, and a sharp set of skills. He knows how to lace punches together and works well on the inside and out. One thing you'll find common in his fights is that he switches his stance, which I don't think works for him. He's an orthodox fighter but when he flips his position nothing really comes of it from what I've seen. He starts slowly but he builds it up well, it would be nicer to see him keep a faster pace from the get go because he could make easier work of his opponents.

Another thing i've noticed is that his lateral movement is good, but a lot of the time it's more of a show than an act to get in position to throw. There are times when he get's in a nice position relative to his opponent but he just keeps moving his head and hands instead of sliding in the punch. He needs to be more clinical, but then again he isn't a complete fighter and he knows that. He is only 26, yet showed he has the mental strength required to travel to a place with a very hostile atmosphere and beat the champion for his world title.

I personally think he'll do well in the pros. Arum will do what he can for him and it's up to Crawford, like any other fighter, to do his best and achieve his dreams. I hope to see him in the top P4P rankings in the future, a place he could surely earn so long as he keeps it up.