Terence Crawford’s trainer, Brian McIntyre, didn’t mince words on Wednesday when he described the historical company Crawford would join if he captures an undisputed championship in a third weight division. Crawford would share the title as the “greatest ever” with the likes of Sugar Ray Robinson, Floyd Mayweather Jr., and others, McIntyre said.

“You have to rank him in the top five of all great fighters,” McIntyre told a small group of reporters following a press conference in Manhattan, New York, to announce Crawford’s Aug. 3 match with Israil Madrimov for the WBA and WBO interim junior middleweight titles from Los Angeles' BMO Stadium. “That’s Ray Robinson, Terence Crawford, Floyd Mayweather – fighters like that. You have to put his name in there.”

Crawford’s last fight was a ninth-round demolition of Errol Spence Jr. in July for the undisputed welterweight championship in Las Vegas. McIntyre doesn’t see a rematch with Spence ever happening at 154 pounds since the fight was so one-sided.

“I think Errol is probably done fighting Terence,” he told the small group. “I think he’s moving on and looking to continue his legacy.”

Crawford (40-0, 31 KOs) also won an undisputed championship in 2017 when he KO’d Julius Indongo in the third round to capture the 140-pound undisputed championship. Now Crawford, 36, is setting his sights on the 154-pound weight class with his debut voyage at junior middleweight against Madrimov (10-0-1, 7 KOs). Despite the lofty expectations, McIntyre was respectful of Madrimov on Wednesday, saying it wouldn’t be an easy assignment for Aug. 3.

“He’s dangerous,” McIntyre said. “They call him the GGG of 154. We have a lot stacked against us. Terence wants to be considered the best in and out of the ring, so you must take challenges like this to prove to the world that you are one of the best to lace up the gloves.”

While Crawford didn’t stop to talk to reporters following the press conference on Wednesday, he did tell Chris Mannix on the DAZN live stream his thoughts on possibly reigning over a third weight division.

“It’s not a priority, but it’s up [there],” Crawford said. “You have to understand, there’s potentially two belts on the line [on Aug. 3]. If Fundora doesn’t fight me after this, I’m WBO and WBA champion. If he does fight me, then that’s three belts on the line and there’s only one more to capture. So, potentially, in two or three fights – that’s undisputed.”

And that could propel Crawford to rarified air in the all-time pound-for-pound conversations, according to his trainer.