There is another brilliant American only in the weight division above. Errol Spence’s stellar showing against Kell Brook puts him at or near the top of the welterweight tree and tackling Terence Crawford would make for a tremendous showdown.
2. Keith Thurman
Crawford has shown his penchant for unifying titles, becoming the undisputed super-lightweight king. Thurman already has two of the world titles at welterweight and would be a step towards conquering a new division.
3. Mikey Garcia
Crawford might want to defend his unified, undisputed 140lbs crown. The excellent Mikey Garcia moved up to his division to beat Adrien Broner and would clearly be a worthy challenger.
4. Manny Pacquiao
Crawford has long been linked to fighting Manny Pacquiao, who remains a star name even though his career is now waning. Pacquiao is a small welter too, so theoretically would be able to accommodate Crawford when it comes to choosing a weight to fight at. Pacquiao however will preoccupied with trying to avenge his recent defeat to Jeff Horn.
He may no longer be a world champion but Garcia remains a well known fighter and could be a high profile introduction to the welterweight division for Crawford.