How Many Belts Does Terence Crawford Have?

Published 11/20/2021, 1:45 PM EST
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 20: MANDATORY CREDIT Bill Tompkins/Getty Images Terence Crawford defeats Felix Diaz by RTD in the 10th round during their Super Lightweight fight at Madison Square Garden on May 20th, 2017 in New York City. Crawford in victory. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)


Terence Crawford is a prime name in the boxing universe today. Beginning his career in 2008, the Nebraska native has constantly improved and added some stellar wins to his name. Also, with his dominant and all-round show, Crawford is rightly regarded as one of the most dominant fighters active today.

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For now, ‘Bud’ holds the WBO welterweight title. However, before this, he also held straps in other weight classes. But how many belts did Crawford actually hold?

A look into Terence Crawford’s titles

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Crawford won his very first world title in 2014 when he claimed the WBO lightweight strap. A year later, he fought for the vacant WBO super-lightweight title. Putting on some dominant performances for a while, ‘Bud’ even confronted Julius Indongo for the WBC, WBO, WBA, and IBF super-lightweight straps.

A year later, he notched up in a weight class to claim his current belt, i.e. the WBO welterweight title.

Who did Terence Crawford win the belt from?

Crawford beat Ricky Burns via a UD to win his very first WBO lightweight title. Later in 2015, ‘Bud’ hammered Thomas Dulorme to win the vacant super-lightweight title. In 2017, the Nebraska native outclassed Julius Indongo to win the WBC, WBO, WBA, and IBF 140-pound titles.

Moving on, Crawford beat Jeff Horn in 2018, to bag the WBO welterweight title.

Does Terence Crawford have more belts than Canelo Alvarez?

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Alvarez, the p4p king, has held belts in super-welterweight, middleweight, super-middleweight, and light heavyweight divisions. On the other hand, Crawford has held belts across lightweight, super-lightweight, and welterweight rosters.

ARLINGTON, TX – APRIL 18: Terence Crawford celebrates after beating Thomas Dulorme of Puerto Rico in the sixth round in their WBO Jr. Welterweight Title Bout on April 18, 2015 at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

With this, it’s clear that there’s a world of a difference between the belts held by Canelo and the belts held by Crawford. But this doesn’t take away the hard work ‘Bud’ has put in over the course of his illustrious boxing stint.

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Watch this story – Terence Crawford’s Journey to the Boxing Pinnacle

For now, he’s in the welterweight landscape, but, in the coming time, Crawford might notch up in a weight class to win titles there subsequently. There are mammoth expectations surrounding him and Terence Crawford fans definitely want their fighter to add as many accolades as he can. How far do you think he has the potential to go in his boxing career?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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