Crawford vs. Diaz: Is TC looking past the former Olympian?Written by Joseph Herron
Although most Race and Sports Books list the reigning Junior Welterweight bad-ass as an almost 20 to 1 betting favorite leading into this Saturday night's contest, the odds aren't necessarily an indictment of Diaz's lack of skill, ability, or willingness to pull off the upset. But the numbers do reflect the 29 year old champ's stature within the boxing community.
Crawford is considered by most to be one of the best pound for pound fighters in the entire sport, and a potential heir apparent to Floyd Mayweather's consideration as the next great pugilist to come from the United States.
Felix Diaz is not just a good fighter, he's a very, very good fighter who has an unusually high ring I.Q. and can fight with several different styles proficiently at multiple ranges. Although the 5'5" sharpshooter is listed as a southpaw, Diaz can also "switch-hit" and give his opponents looks from the orthodox position.
And while Diaz usually competes at 147 pounds, or doesn't possess world class power, fight fans shouldn't be surprised if TC has a very tough time this weekend on HBO.
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