Jermell Charlo Is Too Much For Terence Crawford At 154 Says Regis Prograis | Biden News

Jermell Charlo Is Too Much For Terence Crawford At 154 Says Regis Prograis

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By Adam Baskin: Regis Prograis says Terence Crawford will go too far if he moves up to 154 to challenge undisputed champion Jermell Charlo on his four-fight belt.

It would be a step too far for Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs) to take on Jermell (35-1-1, 19 KOs) in the Prograis rankings due to the physical size & power difference for Charlo.

Crawford hasn’t really been tested at 147 by any of the top fighters in the division yet, so it will be asking a lot for him to move up to 154 to take on the best fighter in the division in Jermell.

If Crawford loses to then IBF, WBA & WBO welterweight champion Errol Spence or if this fight happens, then it will be a given that he cannot fight Jermell Charlo.

Crawford decided he wanted to move up to 154 after facing Spence, and that move made sense. If the 35-year-old Crawford stays at 147, he will have to fight Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis, and the guy is all wrong for him.

Crawford is no spring chicken, and the last thing he needs is to be paired with the younger, stronger, and bigger Boots Ennis.

When Crawford moves up to 154, he may need to wait a year or two before he gets a shot at Jermell Charlo because there is a long line of contenders waiting for their title shot at him.

So, we could be looking at Crawford getting a title at the age of 37, and that’s too old to fight for a world title in the 154-lb division.

“I really, really don’t,” said Regis Prograis for Fighthype when asked who won between Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford. “First of all, I’m Errol. I fought with Errol in the likes and such. So for me, it’s all Errol.

“I know he’s strong, he’s the biggest, but Crawford has been destroying people. Crawford fought Shawn Porter, and he fought Kell Brook. He knocked them both out.

“Shawn Porter gave Errol a tough fight. I honestly don’t know bro. Well, if I’m going one way a little bit. If you put a gun to my chest, I’d probably say Errol because he’s a natural 147-pounder. That’s here. I still can’t take it.

“I think he can go to 154, but I don’t think he can beat Jermell,” Prograis said of Crawford. “Crawford took a beating too, and I didn’t see him take those punches. Jermell hit hard.

Jermell hit hard; he really does. He really hit hard. He can box too, but this mother f**** has some strength in both his hands. So, I think Crawford can definitely go up. Genius wise, I think he can definitely go up.

“But to mess with Jermell, I don’t think he can mess with Jermell at this point. Jermell is one of the few guys right now in boxing that we can say, ‘He’s the best in the division.’ Like literally.

“He has all the belts. The best meaning of the name Jermell. He really should get more credit because right now, you can’t even say that about Errol. The mistake was Errol and Crawford. At 135, Devin is definitely the guy, but it’s still a conversation.

“People say, ‘You have Gervonta and Devin, and then you have Shakur.’ But Devin really has all the belts, so he should be the #1 guy. However, people are saying other things.

“At 140, my group, people say it’s me, then they have Jose Ramirez, then they have Josh Taylor still, and then you have Jack Catterall. So it’s a lot of debate.

“But at 154, there should be no debate. Jermell is the man at 154. In short, Jermell is the best 154 in the world. If you say, ‘Who’s the champion?’ Anyone on the street, if you say, ‘Who’s the best boxer at 154,’ everyone on the street will say, ‘Jermell Charlo is the best, hands down,'” Prograis said.

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