WBN P4P Update: Crawford, Santa Cruz, Frampton, Huck make moves
Terence Crawford continues to edge towards the pound for pound top five in the world following his crushing fifth round victory over Hank Lundy.
The talented 28 year-old, who is now 28-0 as a pro, sits only behind Floyd Mayweather, Roman Gonazlez, Gennady Golovkin, Sergey Kovalev and Canelo Alvarez at sixth place in the WBN ratings.
Crawford is yet to break into the top ten percent of the list due only to a lack of real top name opponents and will be looking to face the likes of Viktor Postol or Adrien Broner in a bid to do just that.
A move up to welterweight to claim a massive name at 147 would also see Crawford make his case to take Mayweather’s mantle in September as the likes of ‘GGG’ and ‘Chocolatito’ scrap for the number one spot when it becomes available later this year.
Featherweight world champion Leo Santa Cruz joins Crawford in the WBN Top 10 for the first time in his career following a five round beatdown of ex-122 title holder Kiko Martinez, whilst possible future foe Carl Frampton saw his ranking boosted from 34 to 25 on the back of a crowning unification night against fierce rival Scott Quigg.
Frampton added the WBA belt to his IBF version and could now be ready to move up to featherweight.
Finally, old cruiserweight warhorse Marco Huck scrapped his way back into the Top 50 this week after an eight-month absence following defeat to Krzyzstof Glowacki. The ‘Cap’n’ ousted Ola Afolabi for the third time in his career to capture IBO gold at the Gerry Weber Stadium.
Huck had previously enjoyed spells in the top 20 due his remarkable achievements as WBO king where the German made a record-equalling thirteen successful title defenses.