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Terence Crawford and Gervonta Davis square off on social media

Would anyone else be up for a regular

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

It’s a Twitter war, people! Sadly this is about as close as we get to some of the fights we’d most like to see, but I’ll take them as they come. The latest is between welterweight titleholder Terence Crawford and lightweight titleholder Gervonta Davis.

It was clear that Crawford wasn’t too impressed by Davis’ most recent performance against common foe Yuriorkis Gamboa this past weekend, and let off a few shots on Twitter by advising Davis to stay away from Devin Haney and Vasiliy Lomachenko before then sending this message.

Davis, never one to back down in social media confrontations, quickly clapped back at Crawford for getting clipped by Gamboa in their own lightweight fight several years ago.

Look, if we don’t get a Terence Crawford-Errol Spence unification match in 2020, I’m down for a good ol’ fashioned prizefight between Crawford and Davis at 140, just for the heck of it. Both could use a marquee fight right now and Davis obviously didn’t make 135 that easily this time around, despite moving up a division. And I’m not saying this is something that’s likely to happen or anything, but a fight like that would surely stir up big buzz and do good business for both fighters.

Better to hash it out in the ring than online, right? Especially when this is their chosen profession anyway.

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