“His List Is Sus”: Fans Unsure as Terence Crawford Ranks the ‘Top 5 Fighters’ in Boxing

Published 05/30/2023, 5:30 AM EDT

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In the world of boxing, opinions are as diverse as the techniques used in the ring. A recent podcast appearance by Terence Crawford, one of the sport’s most celebrated figures, added fuel to the fire of this ever-evolving debate. Crawford guest-starred on Barstool Sports‘ popular podcast, with one particular segment gaining widespread attention.

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The segment in question involved Crawford being asked about his top five picks in boxing right now. It seemed a simple enough query, yet his response would set the stage for a vibrant discussion among boxing enthusiasts worldwide. Crawford, who is scheduled to take on unified Welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. in July, took on the task head-on.

The Nebraska native named Shakur Stevenson as his number one, a commendation that Shakur gratefully shared on his own Instagram story. Following Shakur, Crawford named Gervonta Davis, Canelo Alvarez, and Tyson Fury in no particular order. However, astute listeners might notice something peculiar about Crawford’s “top five.”

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Once Crawford’s choices were unveiled, the boxing community wasted no time in sharing their thoughts. Reactions poured in, ranging from empathetic understanding to blatant disagreement.

 

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One fan appeared rather skeptical about the inclusion of Fury and Canelo, expressing their doubts openly. “His list is sus Fury Canelo idk 🤷🏾‍♂️ it’s his list,” they wrote, acknowledging that while they may not fully agree with Crawford’s picks, it ultimately remains Crawford’s personal view.

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Meanwhile, another fan named Michael Seville chimed in, suggesting that Crawford’s nervous demeanor during the podcast may have influenced his selection. “He was nervous… blame it on his mind not heart. Haha,” he commented, lending a humorous tone to the discussion.

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As is often the case in boxing debates, the conversation soon heated up, especially over the positions of Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis and Shakur Stevenson. One fervent supporter argued in favor of Davis, stating, “Tank definitely number 1,” thereby challenging Crawford’s top pick. This sentiment seemed universal, as another fan vehemently agreed, asserting, “Shakur not over tank! Stop it.”

Amidst these varied opinions, one user noticed an anomaly in Crawford’s list, which added yet another layer to the ongoing discussion. “He only named 4 for top 5 right now,” they pointed out, sparking additional intrigue around Crawford’s rankings.

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As we draw the curtains on this episode of the boxing fandom, we leave you with this question: who would make your list of the top five current fighters in boxing? Share your thoughts and continue the discussion in the comments below. The ring is all yours.

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Mrinal Mishra is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports, who is dedicated to covering live events with a special emphasis on influencer boxing events. With a focus on storytelling, Mishra strives to bring to light the stories of fighters that often go untold. As a big fan of Mike Tyson, Mishra believes that boxing will remain relevant for eternity, and he is committed to covering the sport with the respect and admiration it deserves.
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