Terence Crawford can become a five-division world champion and here's why

Already a three-weight world champion and an undisputed champion at junior welterweight - Terence Crawford is still looking for ways to shape his legacy.

Since Canelo's loss to Dmitry Bivol, many people believe Crawford to be top of the pound for pound list.

Now at the age of 34, it seems as though 'Bud' is ageing like a fine wine as he looks to create more history in his 38-fight career.

Below, we look at a potential five-fight plan for the WBO welterweight champion that could solidify himself as an all-time great.

Errol Spence Jr

This one has to be next and to the delight of fans around the world, it looks like it will be.

Opponent by opponent, Spence and Crawford have been clearing out the welterweight division, and now all that's left is to crown an undisputed king at 147lbs.

In his last fight, 'The Truth' ended his 16-month hiatus in the ring by beating the WBA champion Yordenis Ugas, fracturing the orbital bone of the Cuban before the doctor stopped the fight in the tenth.

Despite coming back from an eye injury himself, Spence showed no sign of ring rust and proved just why a fight between himself and 'Bud' has been eagerly anticipated for so long.

Now a promotional free agent since his contract at Top Rank had finished, it leaves Crawford available to negotiate with Al Haymon and PBC, meaning there should be little to no obstacles to making this super fight.

With the fight looking certain to happen by the end of the year, it will finally answer the question the fans have been asking for the last five years. Crawford or Spence?

Jaron Ennis

At just 24 years old, Jaron Ennis has emerged as the pioneer of the talented pack of welterweight prospects.

Already 29 fights into his career, 'Boots' has remained undefeated as well as finishing 27 fights inside the distance, including a first-round knockout of Thomas Dulorme who took Crawford six rounds.

Ennis is currently the mandatory challenger for Spence's IBF belt, meaning there is a high chance the Philadelphia native will be called to face the winner of the undisputed clash.

Fighting 'Boots' would be the perfect way to end Crawford's career at 147lbs. After clearing out the best of his generation 'Bud' could go on to defeat the best of the new generation of emerging talent.

On the other hand, fighting Crawford would further boost the stock of Ennis, with the 24-year-old still waiting on that one big name to show his full potential.

A fight between the American counterparts shouldn't be difficult to make with Ennis fighting under the PBC promotional banner and Crawford working with Haymon to make the Spence fight.

The contest would be highly welcomed by fans - not only as a real 50/50 fight but to also witness Crawford passing the torch down to the next generation of elite level welterweights.

Jermell Charlo

Becoming a two-time undisputed champion would make Crawford the best boxer of our time yet becoming a three-time undisputed champion would make 'Bud' one of the best boxers to ever grace the ring.

Recently adding the WBO junior middleweight belt to his WBA, WBC and IBF collection, Charlo became the seventh man to hold all four titles in the same weight division when beating Brian Castano.

With 'Iron Man' being trained by Derrick James - the same trainer of Errol Spence - it already brings an intensity into the potential bout.

At 32 years old, Charlo is looking to progress his career at middleweight becoming a two-weight world champion. Therefore, time is running out if we ever wanted to see these two meet in the ring.

But with Charlo rumoured to be staying at 154lbs for a little bit longer, it seems as though the twin brother of Jermall Charlo is waiting out for that potential clash with Crawford.

Josh Taylor

A fight between the two has been speculated about for a while, but will it finally be time to see the two former undisputed junior welterweight champions share a ring?

Ever since Taylor conquered the 140lbs division, the Scot was immediately matched up with Crawford in the minds of fans with some seeing it as a 50/50 clash.

Yet since Taylor's first defence of all four belts saw his scrape an extremely contentious decision against his WBO mandatory Jack Catterall, the opinions of 'The Tartan Tornado' have plateaued drastically.

Despite this, it is undeniable the talent and resume that Taylor has built up in his 19-fight career, beating the likes of Regis Prograis, Jose Carlos Ramirez, and shared opponent with Crawford, Viktor Postol.

Even though it seemed as though Taylor would be making the move up to welterweight, it now looks like the Prestonpans based southpaw will be staying at 140lbs to defend his WBC, WBO, and IBF belts against Jose Zepeda.

Taylor recently vacated his WBA strap after being ordered to fight relatively unknown Alberto Puello.

If a fight between Crawford and Taylor was ever made it is likely it will be made at welterweight. While Crawford wants to move up to 154, you wouldn't imagine it being a problem for the American to return to welterweight.

Jaime Munguia

The final choice on the list seems a bit of an unrealistic one, however it does make sense.

With Crawford now tending to fight twice a year maximum, by the time this fight comes around it will be roughly three years on from now.

'Bud' wants to chase legacy and be known as one of the best in the sport and becoming a five-weight world champion and three0weight undisputed champion - providing he beats Spence and Charlo - will certainly put him in a world of his own when it comes to boxing achievements.

Although currently being one of the most protected fighters in boxing, Jaime Munguia will fight for a world title at middleweight within the next couple of years.

It makes sense that Crawford would want to win world honours in his fifth weight division, with Jaime Munguia looking like the best option to be able to do that against.

And with an ageing Crawford up for the contest, Munguia's promoter Oscar De La Hoya will see it as the perfect opportunity for one of his Golden Boys to propel themselves into the limelight.

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