Pre-Undisputed Report Card:Terence Crawford-Julius Indongo
A fight to unify all four major enabling body titles in an exceeding weight category is therefore rare that it’s only happened once since the WBO was born within the Eighties.
In 2004, the already undisputed middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins knocked out honour Diamond State La hoya to become even additional undeniable. He intercalary the WBO strap to his WBC/WBA/IBF trifecta. He unbroken all four belts for one fight, losing to Jermain Taylor in 2005.
Taylor couldn’t keep all the belts along long enough for the Hopkins repeat.
It’s the primary time within the four-belt era that we see a totally “undisputed” championship match during this weight category. “Bud” Crawford has been fantastic to observe and is poised to interrupt out as a real star within the sport. If he unifies all the key belts, one will only assume he’ll search for larger names and large cash fights, even if meaning moving up to welterweight. Indongo could be a massive nonstarter here. However, that didn’t stop him from sound out Eduard Troyanovsky in an exceedingly immense upset late last year. Once associate degree obscure fighter United Nations agency fought hardly anyone of note in Namibia, a win for Indongo over Crawford would skyrocket him into the list of great pound-for-pound fighters in the sport.