P4P countdown: No 2: Terence Crawford
Over the course of this week, Boxing Monthly online is counting down our latest pound for pound top ten, based on the votes of a panel comprising ten of our writers. Today we reveal the man who came second...
Name: Terence Crawford
BM online P4P ranking: 2nd (up one place from January)
Fight record: 33-0 (24 KOs)
Report card: In 2017 Crawford fought just twice, a marking time fight against Felix Diaz and a four-belt unification against previously unbeaten Julius Indongo. His ruthless three-round demolition of the Namibian made Crawford the first male four-belt champion since Jermain Taylor and confirmed him as the undisputed king of the super lightweights. His debut at 147lbs in 2018 saw him dominate and dismantle Jeff Horn in nine to win the WBO welterweight title.
Prospects: The affiliation of most of the welter division's big guns with the PBC may prove a difficulty for Top Rank-aligned Crawford in his mission to clear out 147lbs in the same way he did 140. Whoever he fights next - most likely in October - the chances of it being any one in the current BM welter top five are slim.
Total points from BM P4P ranking panel: 88 - All ten of our panel put Crawford in their top tens, one gave him top spot, six ranked him second and three placed him third. Should Crawford conquer 147lbs in the same style he dominated 140, then he may yet ascend to first place in the future.
NB: Voting panel for the BM online P4P rankings were: Mark Butcher, Luke Byron, Luke G. Williams, Andrew Harrison, Paul Zanon, James Oddy, Chris Williamson, Callum Rudge, Michael Montero and Shaun Brown.
Each panellist ranked their top ten in order, with the boxer placed first receiving ten points, second nine points, third eight points and so on. Boxers were then ranked by the overall number of points accrued.