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Amir Khan: Terence Crawford is the best welterweight in the division

Khan faced Crawford in April 2019.

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

In this video interview with Fight Hype, former titleholder Amir Khan shares his thoughts on who he rates as the best 147-pounder out there and how he breaks down a matchup between Terence Crawford and Errol Spence, among some other topics. Check out some excerpts below...

Khan on the best welterweight in the world:

“In the whole weight division the best fighter in the welterweight division is Crawford. Crawford is on a different level when it comes to boxing. Because, look, I’ve shared the ring with him and I know how his IQ is so high, his speed is good, the power is there. So he’s got everything. It will be very hard to see a fighter beat him.

“The fight I would love for him to have is Crawford vs. Mayweather. What a fight that would be because you’ve got two technical all-around fighters.”

On if he would then pick Crawford to beat Spence:

“I think Crawford, no disrespect to Spence — Spence has power, he’s a good boxer as well, but I feel with Crawford he has that extra edge on that fight with his movement, his just depends on how (Spence) is gonna deal with a southpaw, and a big heavy strong southpaw. It’s hard to call that fight. I think it’s a brilliant fight but I edge more towards Crawford but I just don’t know what Spence is going to pull out of the bag, you know what I mean?”

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