The name Terence Crawford remains in the conversation as a potential adversary for the undisputed super middleweight champion, Mexico’s Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. Recently, the American boxer made comments questioning the punching power of the Mexican champion.
Crawford achieved undisputed champion status with a remarkable performance against Errol Spence Jr., securing a forceful knockout in July 2023. Discussing the prospect of a match against another undisputed champion, Crawford expressed confidence in facing Canelo’s punches.
“I can’t step into the ring worrying that one punch will knock me out or break my rib. I wouldn’t consider a fight if I didn’t think I could handle that level of punching. But (Canelo) isn’t Deontay Wilder or anything like that,” Crawford stated in an interview with FightHub TV.
Addressing the viability of a bout between Canelo Alvarez and Terence Crawford, he acknowledged that it could be an intriguing matchup. Despite the current weight difference, Crawford believes they would be evenly matched due to similar dimensions.
“Canelo is a big guy, but at the same time, I have faith in my skills. He’s a heavyweight, but he’s not a large guy. Standing at 5’7″, just like me, that fight would be competitive,” he expressed.
In the event of a showdown between the two champions, Crawford would need to move up at least 19 pounds, transitioning from 147 to 168 pounds, to challenge Canelo for the undisputed super middleweight title.