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Boxing Updates: Terence Crawford Eyes Tim Tszyu vs. Keith Thurman Winner

Published 03/03/2024, 3:10 AM EST

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Since his stunning victory over Errol Spence, Terence Crawford has lingered in silence. Why the hiatus? The super-welterweight scene buzzes, anticipating Tim Tszyu vs. Tszyu Thurman. Yet, Crawford’s shadow looms large. Will he leap to challenge the victor? Imagine, the welterweight king stepping up a division—odd, thrilling, unexpected.

His dominance is undisputed; his next move is a mystery. Is he eyeing the Tszyu-Thurman outcome? What’s brewing in Bud’s camp? Time for us to finally witness the Pound-for-Pound king in the ring again.

A Golden opportunity for Terence Crawford?

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Michael Benson’s recent tweet has set the boxing community abuzz: “‼️ Terence Crawford has stated that he may move up to super-welterweight and fight the winner of Tim Tszyu vs Keith Thurman on March 30th: ‘Tszyu’s got a tough fight in front of him with Thurman. Hopefully, after that fight, we can see the next move. We’ve got a few guys on the roster for my next fight – Tszyu/Thurman is one of them.'”

Moreover, amidst this whirlwind of speculation, Oscar De La Hoya sees an opportunity. The Golden Boy Promotions head didn’t hesitate to shoot his shot at Terence Crawford and wrote, “Hit me up @terencecrawford.” Signaling a keen interest in bringing the welterweight champion under his banner, as Terence Crawford became a free agent.

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What are the thoughts of WBO’s president on Terence’s next fight?

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Crawford loves the idea of 154lbs move?

With the rematch clause now expired, Crawford eyes new horizons, specifically the light middleweight category. WBO president Paco Valcarcel hinted to FightHype at Crawford’s interest, stating, “I’m not authorised to say it, that he loves to fight at 154, but I’m not authorised to explain it and make it public that he would love to fight at 154.”

This intrigue deepens as Crawford is slated for recognition in Puerto Rico, setting the stage for potential blockbuster announcements. The spotlight turns to the impending Tszyu vs. Thurman bout, with the winner possibly facing Crawford. As Valcarcel teases, “You have the opportunity to speak to Crawford about that,” the boxing world buzzes with anticipation for his next bold move.

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Who will emerge as Crawford’s next opponent, and how will this decision reshape the future of the super-welterweight division? What do you think lies ahead for Crawford in this daring quest for supremacy? Will he fight Keith/Tszyu or would he go for the bigger challenge and fight Canelo Alvarez? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.

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