Terence Crawford Could Face Tim Tszyu At 154 Pounds

January 18, 2024
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Terence Crawford could be facing Tim Tszyu.  That is according to one of Crawford's trainers, Bernie Davis. Bud was expected to face Errol Spence Jr.

Terence Crawford could be facing Tim Tszyu

That is according to one of Crawford’s trainers, Bernie Davis. Bud was expected to face Errol Spence Jr. in a rematch after ‘The Truth’ exercised his rematch clause following their first fight. Spence was knocked out in round nine, making Crawford the first undisputed welterweight champion of the four-belt era.

After the loss, several theories were put forward on Spence’s behalf about why he failed to impress with his performance. Some of his supporters blamed the challenging weight cut at 147. Spence did not blame that, but he did suggest that his vision was hampered coming into the fight. He would later have cataract surgery on his right eye, which he felt prevented him from seeing all of Crawford’s shots. Crawford became frustrated at the narrative, as his big accomplishments were not being recognized as he moved on from the rematch.

Terence Crawford could be facing Tim Tszyu.  That is according to one of Crawford's trainers, Bernie Davis. Bud was expected to face Errol Spence Jr.
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Crawford Vs. Spence

“Had successful cataract surgery today!That explains why I got hit with so many jabs and hooks lately and have been overdue since before the Crawford fight. Still a great performance by Bro. No more excuses after this fight, though. The champ is back,” Spence said 

“I done heard it all now @ErrolSpenceJr it’s ok tho because all in all I’m glad it’s over and done with. I wish you well ma brotha,” Crawford stated

Now Tszyu could become the beneficiary. By the looks of it, Tsyzu wants the fight. 

“I’d welcome that fight with both hands. I’m not scared of no one. Crawford’s very hard to beat, very hard to beat. When I see Charlo I see a lot of gaps, a lot of holes. But Crawford? He’s number one pound-for-pound for a reason,” Tszyu stated 

Crawford Vs. Tszyu

Tszyu is a realistic opponent for Bud if he aspires to become a three-time undisputed champion. The Australian holds the WBO junior middleweight title after Jermell Charlo was stripped for not defending against him. Charlo chose to face Canelo Alvarez at 168, making Tszyu the beneficiary.

Although that may be the case, the belts have become fragmented in the 154 division. Charlo vacated his IBF belt, with question marks over where his future lies. If he does move up to 160, those belts become fragmented, meaning Bud may have to fight numerous boxers to become undisputed. 

At 36, the American may not be willing to do that. He has targeted a fight with Canelo Alvarez, requiring him to move up three weight classes for all the belts at 168. The Mexican has distanced himself from the fight, but it could play out moving forward if the money is right. 

“You know, I always say if the fight make sense, why not? But he is not in the plan. You know, like I say, if it makes sense, maybe. I don’t know right now. I just wanna enjoy this [Charlo] fight and please, let me enjoy this fight. And then you’re gonna know what is next for sure,” Canelo revealed 

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