What is next? This is the question being asked by so many boxing fans world-wide, as Terence Crawford extended his unbeaten professional record and further cemented himself as potentially the pound for pound best in boxing today. The 33-year-old American has now held multiple world championship titles in multiple weight classes, so it is no surprise that he is regarded as the pound for pound best and also still holds the WBO welterweight title, since back in 2018. Crawford had also previously been the undisputed light welterweight champion, prior to his move up in weight and continues to be so dominant over any opponents he faces.
The big question now is, what is next for the dominating champion, as he recently defeated Kell Brook and stopped the former champion in the process. This was another dominant display and further cementing him as a great of the sport. That event was another of the marquee ones to get the go-ahead in 2020, as many had to be cancelled or postponed. You have the likes of the Olympic games and European champions that had to be moved to next year. Euro 2020 with betminded.com remains a hugely popular option ahead of next year, with fans who won on Crawford also looking to invest ahead of the Championships that are now fast approaching with the different bonuses and offers that are available.
Appreciate all the love and support from each and every one of you out there screaming Team Crawford. And Still!!! pic.twitter.com/ydNoPyDth9— Terence Crawford (@terencecrawford) November 15, 2020
The main aim for Crawford will of course be to unify the welterweight division, which means first needing to beat the WBA champion, Manny Pacquiao. Rumours are that this bout could be next and would set up to be a fascinating match-up between the pair, with Pacquiao long being one of the greatest in the history of the sport. The latter is now 41 years of age, so there is no doubt that Crawford would again be the betting favourite to pick up the victory but with a record of 62 wins, two draws and seven defeats, it shows it will not be a simple task. Pacquaio himself has also picked up three victories in succession, coming against Lucas Martin Matthysse, before the wins over Adrien Broner and then Keith Thurman.
Next up, he would then need to beat Errol Spence, who currently holds the IBF and WBC titles. This would be one of the biggest fights to make in world boxing at present and could we yet see this in the latter stages of 2021. Errol Spence Jr has a record of 26 wins without loss, with 21 of these coming via knockout. He is another fighter who is regarded as one of the pound for pound best but first must come through a tough fight against Danny Garcia, with the pair scheduled to face off in the early period of December. If as expected he comes through this fight, then we could then see him take on Crawford to become the unified champion, with Crawford has already taken the belt from Pacquaio.
There is no doubt that the welterweight division remains one of the best in the sport and it will be fascinating to see the future and who is next for Crawford, who continues to dominate in the ring.