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Floyd Mayweather believes Crawford is current best boxer

Floyd Mayweather believes Gennady Golovkin is not the pound-for-pound king
The retired boxing legend..

  • Floyd Mayweather believes Gennady Golovkin is not the pound-for-pound king
  • The retired boxing legend also ruled out the highly regarded Vasyl Lomachenko
  • Instead, Mayweather believes Terence Crawford is the best boxer on the planet
  • He said the super lightweight champion reminds him of a young Mayweather

By Jordan Seward For Mailonline

Published: 06:24 EST, 18 December 2017 | Updated: 09:55 EST, 18 December 2017

Floyd Mayweather believes unified super lightweight champion Terence Crawford is the current best pound-for-pound boxer in the world right now.

Ever since former WBA, WBO and IBF light heavyweight champion Andre Ward hung up the gloves following successive wins against Sergey Kovalev, there has been a lot of debate as to who is now the pound-for-pound king.

Middleweight kingpin Gennady Golovkin, who holds four versions of the world title, is one of the main contenders, having most recently fought to a contentious split-decision draw in an enthralling encounter against rival Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez.

Floyd Mayweather has revealed who he thinks is the current pound-for-pound best boxer

Floyd Mayweather has revealed who he thinks is the current pound-for-pound best boxer

Golovkin's showdown with Canelo was supposed to be an indicator as to who was the world's best fighter. But the fight was spoiled after the judges returned their scorecards. Adelaide Bird's wide card in favour of the Mexican fighter particularly drew criticism with the result leaving more questions than answers.

Two-weight world champion and current WBO super featherweight holder Vasly Lomachenko, who captured his first world title in just his fourth professional fight, is also highly regarded after he inflicted Guillermo Rigondeaux's first-ever defeat earlier this month.

However Lomachenko, who has drawn comparisons to Mayweather for his slick evasive talents and quick hand speed, failed to impress the latter in his most recent win over his Cuban adversary.

Instead, Mayweather picked Crawford as someone who is more deserving to be spoken of in the same breath as him and as the No 1 fighter on the planet.

Middleweight kingpin Gennady Golovkin is considered one of the best fighter's on the planetMiddleweight kingpin Gennady Golovkin is considered one of the best fighter's on the planet

Middleweight kingpin Gennady Golovkin is considered one of the best fighter's on the planet

'The pound-for-pound top fighter in boxing right now is Terence Crawford,' Mayweather told FightHype.com. 'He doesn't have to be under my company to give a guy props. I'm not like that. If he's a free agent, I would love to work with him, if he's free.

'I know what I can do to take him to that next level. Hell of a fighter, he's one of the guys that – he's a motherf****r. He reminds me of a young Floyd Mayweather. He can fight his a** off. That's what I like about him.'

Crawford, Golovkin and Lomachenko's professional records

Terence Crawford:

Won: 32

KOs: 23

Drawn: 0

Lost: 0

Achievements:

Won WBO world lightweight title

Won WBO world super lightweight title

Unified WBO world super lightweight belt with the WBC strap

Unified WBO and WBC world super lightweight titles with IBF and WBA

Gennady Golovkin:

Won: 37

KOs: 33

Drawn: 1

Lost: 0

Achievements:

Won WBA world middleweight title

Unified WBA world middleweight title with WBC world strap

Unified WBA and WBC world middleweight belts with IBO

Unified WBA, WBC and IBO world middleweight belts with IBF

Vasyl Lomachenko:

Won: 10

Kos: 8

Drawn: 0

Lost: 1

Achievements:

Won WBO world featherweight title

Won WBO world super featherweight title

Crawford, who unified his WBC and WBO straps with the IBF and WBA ones after knocking out the dangerous Julius Indongo in August, is undefeated in his 32 fights.

The 30-year-old is a two-weight world champion, having captured world titles in both the lightweight and super lightweight divisions.

Vasyl Lomachenko is also regarded as one of the most talented boxers in the worldVasyl Lomachenko is also regarded as one of the most talented boxers in the world

Vasyl Lomachenko is also regarded as one of the most talented boxers in the world

But Mayweather was not impressed with Lomachenko's recent win over Guillermo RigondeauxBut Mayweather was not impressed with Lomachenko's recent win over Guillermo Rigondeaux

But Mayweather was not impressed with Lomachenko's recent win over Guillermo Rigondeaux

The American vacated his WBO title in October to move up to the welterweight division amid rumours he would receive a title shot at the WBO belt Jeff Horn holds after he defeated Manny Pacquaio and then successfully defended it against Gary Corcoran.

He is expected to meet the Australian in the early part of next year with Top Rank promoter Bob Arum reportedly planning an April meeting.

Arum recently claimed the winner of a potential Horn vs Crawford bout could face six-weight world champion Manny Pacquiao in a huge blockbuster fight later on in 2018.

Instead, Mayweather has claimed Terence Crawford is the current pound-for-pound kingInstead, Mayweather has claimed Terence Crawford is the current pound-for-pound king

Instead, Mayweather has claimed Terence Crawford is the current pound-for-pound king

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Independent non-executive chairman Patrick Elliot purchased more than 4.465 million shares at 0.55 cents per share in an indirect interest.

He now holds 5,876,159 shares in that interest with another 20,324,574 held in a separate indirect interest.

Independent non-executive chairman Malcolm Richmond acquired more than 5.454 million shares in a direct interest, increasing the number held in this interest to almost 15 million with another 1 million held in an indirect interest.

Overwhelming response to SPP[hhmc]
The company was overwhelmed by the response to its SPP which closed early and more than twice oversubscribed with the target subsequently increased to $2.5 million from $1.2 million.

Subscriptions in excess of $3 million were received and as a result, the SPP was closed with immediate effect.

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Argonaut Resources NL (ASX:ARE) directors have demonstrated their faith in the company’s copper-zinc strategy by participating in the recently closed share purchase plan (SPP).

Independent non-executive chairman Patrick Elliot purchased more than 4.465 million shares at 0.55 cents per share in an indirect interest.

He now holds 5,876,159 shares in that interest with another 20,324,574 held in a separate indirect interest.

Independent non-executive chairman Malcolm Richmond acquired more than 5.454 million shares in a direct interest, increasing the number held in this interest to almost 15 million with another 1 million held in an indirect interest.

Overwhelming response to SPP


The company was overwhelmed by the response to its SPP which closed early and more than twice oversubscribed with the target subsequently increased to $2.5 million from $1.2 million.

Subscriptions in excess of $3 million were received and as a result, the SPP was closed with immediate effect.

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Strickland Metals Ltd (ASX:STK) shares surged 39% today ahead of its maiden drilling program at the Doolgunna Project, which will include a diamond drilling program that is likely to begin by the end of this month.

As a part of the program, a minimum of four diamond holes will be drilled to a depth of 500 metres to test a VMS target similar to the nearby DeGrussa deposit of Sandfire Resources (ASX:SFR).

Heritage survey


Exploration activity has recommenced on the Doolgunna Project following completion of heritage surveys to allow land access to areas where the company wishes to complete exploration drilling.

The target for drilling is a compelling base metal prospect that exhibits geological characteristics that are interpreted to be similar to Sandfire Resources’ DeGrussa deposit about 30 kilometres to the east of the project.

The prospect has a 3-kilometre-long electromagnetic conductor that lies below an outcropping copper-zinc gossan that has been mapped over a 1.2-kilometre strike.

Diamond core drilling


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PAM has submitted a presentation covering all aspects of the project including methods of ongoing exploration, conceptual mining and concentrate production, and the potential for downstream value-adding industries in Phang Nga and Thailand.

The presentation and subsequent discussions were aimed at assisting Phang Nga Provincial Government in their considerations for the proposed mining and industrial development areas.

Provincial Government discussions[hhmc]
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The meeting was also attended by the head of Phang Nga Provincial Industry along with the representatives of the Phang Ng..

Pan Asia Metals Ltd (ASX:PAM) has had positive discussions with authorities in Phang Nga Province, Thailand, including the provincial government, for its Reung Kiet Lithium Project.

PAM has submitted a presentation covering all aspects of the project including methods of ongoing exploration, conceptual mining and concentrate production, and the potential for downstream value-adding industries in Phang Nga and Thailand.

The presentation and subsequent discussions were aimed at assisting Phang Nga Provincial Government in their considerations for the proposed mining and industrial development areas.

Provincial Government discussions


Pan Asia was recently invited by the chief executive officer of the Phang Nga Provincial Administrative Organisation (PAO), a Phang Nga Provincial Government coordinating body, to represent PAM and the Reung Kiet Lithium Project.

The meeting was also attended by the head of Phang Nga Provincial Industry along with the representatives of the Phang Nga Provincial Public Works and Town Planning Office.

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Peer feasibility work has Read More – Source

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