Terence Crawford returns to BoxNation this weekend when he defends his WBO super-lightweight title against Dierry Jean.
Crawford, 28, will be making his first defence of the title he snatched in April with a sixth round stoppage of Thomas Dulorme.
BoxNation looks at six debating points surrounding the big 12 rounder where Crawford will be looking to make his mark once more.
1. Can Crawford become P4P king?
When undefeated Crawford was voted Fighter of the Year for 2014 many people reckoned he deserved to be in pound for pound lists. He is still one of the very best, but can the American ever become the world’s number one boxer?
2. Pacquiao v Crawford in 2016?
Could Crawford face and beat Manny Pacquiao next? Pacman and Crawford are both Top Rank promoted, so there are few political hurdles. The big ask is for Crawford to deliver in style on Saturday and persuade armchair fans it is a great pay-per-view turn on.
3. Is Crawford ducking Matthysse?
Unbeaten Viktor Postol shocked the 140lb division when he clobbered fearsome Lucas Matthysse earlier this month. After his win, the Ukrainian claimed Crawford had refused to fight him so he faced Matthysse instead. Is Crawford ducking Postol?
4. A sellout CenturyLink Center for Crawford v Jean
One fascinating topic about Crawford is why he has become such a massive draw in his home city, Omaha. America’s major marquee fights so often take place in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York. The CenturyLink Center will be banged to the rafters for his third world title fight there. Few US fighter have such an impact in their back yard. Why is he so popular?
5. Crawford can't overlook Jean
With all the talk surrounding huge paydays in 2016, Crawford must not overlook Jean. The Haitian born Canadian may not have an A list pedigree, but he is a solid boxer who will step between the ropes with ambition.
6. Hometown advantage for Crawford
How will Dierry Jean cope in Crawford’s hometown? This is only his fourth fight outside Canada. Significantly when he stepped into an opponent’s back yard and challenged Lamont Peterson for the IBF title in January 2013 he was outpointed but put up a decent effort and blamed a lack of big fight experience.
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