Terence Crawford insists he could have competed with the Four Kings and Floyd Mayweather

Pound-for-pound claimant Terence Crawford believes his skills would have made him an elite fighter in any period in boxing history, and that he would have been a major player in the fabled Four Kings era.

In the 1980s, Roberto Duran, Sugar Ray Leonard, Tommy Hearns and Marvin Hagler lit up the sport with a row of superfights, creating a warm, yet violent nostalgia years on.

Crawford, from Omaha, Nebraska, enjoyed a breakout year into the mainstream with his stunning win over welterweight rival Errol Spence in July, and he tops many pound-for-pound lists as a result of his definitive stoppage victory in Las Vegas.

Crawford’s been mooted as a future foe for Canelo Alvarez, and arguably his biggest rival at 147 is Philadelphia’s Boots Ennis, but that contest is not a ‘money fight.’

Still, Crawford knows his worth and took to social media today to write: “When I say I’m P4P the best fighter in the world, this is what I mean. You could put me in any weight category if I was that size and I would still dominate. You definitely can’t say the same for everyone else. Some don’t have the style for smaller fighters or bigger fighters. I do.”

He was then asked on X if he felt he could have mixed it up with the Four Kings, and Floyd Mayweather, to which he replied unequivocally, “Yes I do.”