KEITH THUR­MAN vs TER­ENCE CRAW­FORD

Boxing News - - Opinion -

Who wins at wel­ter­weight and why?

OLUBUSAYO IGBEKELE

Thur­man has been shown to be sus­pect to the body and Craw­ford’s ex­ploits over the week­end show that he sure packs one to the body. For me it would de­pend on the im­pact Craw­ford has at 147 and how he takes to the weight. It re­mains to be seen as you can­not un­der­es­ti­mate the fact that he would be fight­ing big­ger fight­ers and Thur­man is amongst the cream of the crop at 147. To be hon­est I could see this be­ing an in­trigu­ing fight. Craw­ford has the tools but how he takes to 147 is the de­ter­min­ing fac­tor.

DAVID FIELDER

Re­ally like this fight. Craw­ford has bet­ter de­fence and coun­ter­punch­ing abil­ity, but Thur­man is big­ger and stronger and has the skills to trou­ble him. Craw­ford UD.

WIL­FRED THOMAS

That would be a re­ally tough fight to call, but I would have to give Thur­man the nod be­cause of ex­pe­ri­ence at wel­ter­weight, and that’s the only rea­son, but if he was to come into that fight half-pre­pared, Craw­ford would take him out.

MIKE WHITE

I’d have to go with Thur­man. He is a nat­u­rally big­ger man and can swat! He might be a lit­tle faster than Craw­ford.

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