Crawford ranked Usik as the No. 1 Pound for Pound fighter

In a recent statement on social media, undefeated boxing champion Terence Crawford endorsed Oleksandr Usyk as a prime contender for the pound-for-pound (P4P) title. Crawford praised Usyk following his historic victory over Tyson Fury.

Terence Crawford, with a remarkable record of 40-0 and 31 knockouts, took to social media to commend Oleksandr Usyk's achievements in the ring. Crawford stated, "Man, y'all better put some respect on @usykaa man. He's a candidate for the #1 P4P fighter in the world. I'm no hater." He highlighted Usyk's success against difficult opposition and across different weight classes.

Oleksandr Usyk recently defeated Tyson Fury by split decision, becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion. This was an important match as it named an undisputed champion in this division for the first time in over two decades. Usyk's win is noted not just for securing titles but also for his impressive comeback during the championship rounds of their fight.

The victory has pushed Usyk to near the top of P4P rankings, even receiving praise from Crawford who is currently considered among the best globally by many boxing analysts. The endorsement by Crawford could influence Usyk's placement in various boxing ranking lists moving forward.