The name of Terence Crawford, continues to sound as one of the possible rivals of the undisputed super middleweight champion, the Mexican Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and now that the American fighter launched a comment where he questioned the punching power of the Mexican.
Crawford became undisputed champion, after a spectacular demonstration over Errol Spence Jr., whom he knocked out forcefully last July 2023. And now, he talked about what a hypothetical fight between undisputed fighters would be like for him, assuring that he is not afraid of Canelo‘s punch.
“I can’t get in a ring thinking if this guy hits me he’s going to knock me out, or if he connects he’s going to break my rib. I wouldn’t even consider a fight if I think I can’t handle that level of punching, but (Canelo) isn’t Deontay Wilder or anything like that,” Crawford said in an interview with FightHub TV.
Is a fight between Canelo Alvarez and Terence Crawford viable?
However, he considered that if the fight against the Mexican were to happen, it would be a great fight because both would be on equal terms, because auqnue currently there is a considerable difference in weight, their dimensions are similar.
“Canelo is a big guy, but at the same time I believe in my skills…he’s a heavy guy, but he’s not a big guy. He’s 5’7″ and I’m 5’7″ too. That fight would be good,” he said.
Should a fight between the two fighters materialize, Crawford would have to move up at least 19 pounds, from 147 to 168 pounds, to challenge the undisputed super middleweight title held by the Mexican.