Lotierzo Looks at the Welterweight Division (147 LBS) – Entering 2018 boxing’s 147-pound welterweight class looks like it is heading into a critical, defining phase. A lot of talent sits in the division’s top ten and 2018 will see the debut of Terence Crawford in the weight class, adding another player at the very top. Crawford vacated a slew of titles at 140 pounds after dominating the weight class to move up and join the fray. Many of boxing’s pound for pound lists have Crawford in the coveted number one spot, so he is definitely a player. He is waiting for his fight with Jeff Horn for the WBO world title to become official.
The kingpin right now in the division has to be undefeated Keith Thurman, who at 28-0 owns the WBA and WBC versions of the world title. Entering 2018, IBF world champion Errol Spence Jr looks ready to challenge for supremacy. Spence Jr is scheduled to make his first title defense on January 20th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn when he faces Lamont Peterson.
The division also features the likes of Shawn Porter, Jessie Vargas and Danny Garcia all of whom are former world champions who have not given up designs on grabbing a world title.
Our “killer” analyst Frank Lotierzo talks more in-depth about the 147 pounders in a combined year end wrap up and 2018 preview. Do not miss what Frank has to say about the stacked welterweight division right here at TBC.
Also, take a look at “Lotierzo Looks at the Featherweight Division (126 LBS)” for more boxing talk with Frank Lotierzo.
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After making much of his opposition look like children at 135 and 140 pounds, Terence Crawford is moving up to the welterweight division for 2018.