🧵WBO Super Champion Terence Crawford among the greatest Welterweight Champions of all time.

WBO Super Champion Terence Crawford’s victory over former undefeated, unified titlist Errol Spence Jr. was so impressive, it has many experts placing Bud amongst the greatest welterweights of recent memory, names like Leonard, Durán, Hearns, Benítez, De La Hoya, Mayweather and Pacquiao.

The statistics seem to concur with that opinion.

Crawford (40-0, 31 KOs) bested Spence (28-1, 22 KOs) via ninth-round TKO last Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. He became the first male boxer to unify all major titles in two divisions.

According to CompuBox, Crawford landed just over one out of every two punches he threw (185 out of 369, or 50.13%) and an astonishing 60.12% of power punches (98 out of 163). This last statistic is almost unheard of in a fight between elite-level champions.

Just as shocking are the anemic numbers registered by Spence’s offense. The now ex-champion landed only 20% of his punches (96 out of 480). Errol’s vaunted jab, mainstay of his offense, found his target only 11% of the time (63 out of 184). These numbers are testament to Crawford’s defense, since overall Spence threw almost 100 punches more than Crawford (480 vs. 369) yet landed 79 fewer.

Saturday’s victory over Spence marks the eleventh consecutive time Crawford wins a WBO World Title bout via knockout. The Nebraska native began this streak on December 10, 2016 when he stopped John Molina Jr. in the eight round of a fight for the WBO Junior Welterweight Championship. This bout was held in Omaha’s Century Link Center.

Bud now has an overall record of 18-0, with 15 KOs when the WBO crown is on the line and has been a WBO World Champion in three weight divisions, a feat achieved by all-time greats Oscar De La Hoya, Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez and Miguel Cotto, among others.