Most cases point to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KOs), Vasiliy Lomachenko (14-1-0, 10 KOs), and Terence Crawford (35-0-0, 26 KOs) as the top 3 (in no particular order). Let’s take a look at each boxer to see how they stack up…
When Amir Khan won silver in the 2004 Olympic games at the age of 17, many touted him as the next big thing. For his first 18 fights, Khan was proving just that. He was quickly becoming a sensation in his native U.K., but that all came crashing down when he faced his first major test against then-undefeated, Breidis Prescott in 2008.
So it has been a few days since we saw two world champions and contenders in highly anticipated fights, all of which ended in clear one-sided victories. Now that the adrenaline and expectations of the fans has subsided and the dust has settled, lets take a look back on one of boxing’s most anticipated weekends so far in 2019.
Should Crawford get past Khan this Saturday, he will have many options that he could face (barring boxing politics). But just how far can he go, what is his ceiling? If he maximizes his potential, where will that leave him?
On Saturday, April 20, at Madison Square Garden, in New York City, Terence “Bud” Crawford (34-0, 25 KOs) will defend his WBO welterweight title for the 2nd time since beating Jeff Horn in 2018. He will be fighting Amir “King” Khan (33-4, 20 KOs).
Next up for Khan is the fighter many consider to be the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, and boy what an upset would it be if Khan could pull it off…
Despite Virgil Hunter being one of the most well-respected and sought after trainers, he has been unable to produce another world champion other than Andre Ward. With Ward’s retirement in 2017 and the inactivity of the other fighters in his stable, Hunter has seldom been seen in the corners for any top-ranked prize fights. So who is Virgil Hunter and what happened to his great career as a trainer?