By Allan Fox: ‘King’ Canelo Alvarez gave Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford the dangerous information final Saturday night time, letting him know that he’s not in his plans for his subsequent combat after defeating Jermell Charlo by a decisive twelve spherical unanimous determination in Las Vegas.
Crawford can do one in all two issues in response to Canelo saying he’s not going to combat him:
- Earn the combat: Transfer as much as 168 and beat all the highest contenders to grow to be necessary for Canelo. Beware, this might take a very long time for Crawford and finish in bitter failure, with him getting trounced by the likes of David Morrell Jr. and David Benavidez.
- Surrender on making an attempt to combat Canelo: Transfer as much as 154 and concentrate on making an attempt to grow to be undisputed in that weight class by beating Tim Tszyu, Jermell, and Brian Mendoza.
As at all times, Canelo (60-2-2, 39 KOs) left open the opportunity of combating the 36-year-old Crawford sooner or later, saying, “If it is smart,” however it’s apparent that he has no intention of doing so.
By Canelo in a roundabout way saying No to the combat with Crawford, he avoids numerous the criticism he would obtain from boxing followers & the media if he declined the combat by letting them know that he’s not .
It’s simple to know why Canelois isn’t excited by combating Crawford as a result of there’s nothing to realize from combating him.
Crawford is clearly in search of a giant payday like Jermell was, and if Canelo says sure to combating him, it’s simply going to result in a flood of smaller fighters eager to get an identical eight-figure cash-out retirement fund.
“He’s not in my plans,” mentioned Canelo Alvarez when requested on the post-fight press conference final night time if he was excited by combating Terence Crawford subsequent following his victory over JermellCharlo on the T-Cellular Enviornment in Las Vegas.
If Crawford needs to combat Canelo so badly, he wants to maneuver as much as 168 the massive canine after his rematch with Errol Spence Jr. subsequent 12 months. Crawford wants to indicate that he’s not simply in search of a payday and that he’s severe concerning the sport by combating these 168-pound fighters which are ready for his or her shot at Canelo:
- David Benavidez
- David Morrell Jr.
- Demetrius Andrade.
“I don’t know. If it is smart, perhaps. I’m going to take pleasure in this combat. Let me take pleasure in this combat, and you then’re going to know for positive,” mentioned Canelo.
“That is Canelo. I’m again. I really feel assured and comfortable as a result of I didn’t really feel comfortable for a very long time, however now, I’m again.”
Congratulations @Canelo you made the so known as lion appear like a child cub.
— Terence Crawford (@terencecrawford) October 1, 2023