McGuigan Says Crawford “Slots Into Elite Group Of 147 Pounders”

Roberto Duran - The history of the welterweight division is rich with great fighters, truly special warriors who are universally recognised as all-time greats. Is Terence Crawford deserving of being in their company? Barry McGuigan, who lit up the featherweight division in one big way back in the 1980s, writes in his regular column for The Mirror how Crawford, “slots into an elite group of historic figures at 147 pounds, led by the likes of Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, Roberto Duran, Pernell Whitaker and Felix Trinidad.”

The history of the welterweight division is rich with great fighters, truly special warriors who are universally recognised as all-time greats. Is Terence Crawford deserving of being in their company? Barry McGuigan, who lit up … read full article “McGuigan Says Crawford “Slots Into Elite Group Of 147 Pounders””

To Compare Teofimo Lopez To Roberto Duran – Blasphemy Or Not Blasphemy?

Roberto Duran - There is no doubting the talents and the enormous promise of unified lightweight king Teofimo Lopez. At just 23 years of age, Lopez, 16-0(12), has already done plenty – his win over Vasyl Lomachenko, his career highlight so far – yet he says, “We ain't seen nothin' yet.”

There is no doubting the talents and the enormous promise of unified lightweight king Teofimo Lopez. At just 23 years of age, Lopez, 16-0(12), has already done plenty – his win over Vasyl Lomachenko, his … read full article “To Compare Teofimo Lopez To Roberto Duran – Blasphemy Or Not Blasphemy?”

Fights That Would Have Been Oh, So Different If They Had Been 12 Round Fights, Not 15 Round Fights

Roberto Duran - The recent news of how former IBF 154 pound champ Carlos Molina is aiming to bring back the 15 round fights (for one night at least, this in November), can get a fight fan thinking: what if the 15 round world title fight limit had not been demoted to 12 rounds?

The recent news of how former IBF 154 pound champ Carlos Molina is aiming to bring back the 15 round fights (for one night at least, this in November), can get a fight fan thinking: … read full article “Fights That Would Have Been Oh, So Different If They Had Been 12 Round Fights, Not 15 Round Fights”