By Allan Fox: Terence Crawford says he’s not inquisitive about preventing Jermell Charlo after watching how he misplaced to Canelo Alvarez final Saturday evening in Las Vegas.
Jermell wasn’t keen to place all of it on the road, take probabilities, and danger getting knocked out chilly by the hard-hitting ‘King’ Canelo (60-2-2, 39 KOs). As soon as Jermell felt Canelo’s energy within the first spherical, he was like, ‘Neglect this. I’m not letting him knock me out.‘
Crawford isn’t saying who he’s going to struggle to get the mega-money now that he’s scratched Jermell Charlo off his listing as a result of Bud can overlook about Canelo. In spite of everything, the Mexican star stated final evening, “He’s not in my plans.”
A rematch with Errol Spence is one assured large payday for Crawford, however past that struggle, it’s tough to see any big fights for Crawford except he does one thing drastic like shifting as much as 168 to struggle the killers in that weight division.
Keith Thurman is an effective possibility for Bud at 147, but when he fights him, he’s going to get criticized by followers as a result of ‘One Time’ is previous, prematurely balding & inactive. Thurman has fought solely 3 times within the final six years since 2017.
If Crawford goes to struggle welterweight, he must chew the bullet and defend in opposition to his IBF obligatory Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis, who’s clearly one of the best fighter within the 147-lb division at this stage of the sport.
Like many followers, Crawford was disenchanted in what he noticed from Jermell as a result of he felt he ought to have made extra effort to win by standing his floor and displaying some precise braveness.
Jermell (35-2-1,19 KOs) fought passively, backing up always and letting undisputed tremendous middleweight champion Canelo (60-2-2, 39 KOs) management the rounds together with his strain.
“[Jermell Charlo], you went out unhappy. Didn’t even attempt to win. All you probably did was attempt to survive. You have to be ashamed of your self,” stated Terence Crawford on social media.
Okay y’all I’m over @TwinCharlo he’s not on my hit listing. He went on the market and laid down and let Canelo spank him like he was his daddy with no sort of resistance.????
— Terence Crawford (@terencecrawford) October 1, 2023
It shouldn’t have been a shock to Crawford how unhealthy Jermell seemed in opposition to Canelo as a result of that is the fighter he’s at all times been. Jermell has at all times been such a fighter, and the one purpose he loved a lot success within the final seven years was because of the cautious match-making by his administration.
You hate to say it, however Jermell was a creation of cautious match-making, a manufactured fighter, one other Adrien Broner sort. The perfect guys that Jermell has fought within the final seven years have been the flawed fighters Tony Harrison, Erickson Lubin, Jeison Rosario, and Brian Castano.
When you look again at Jermell’s earlier fights in opposition to Vanes Martirosyan, Gabriel Rosado & Demetrius Hopkins, he was at all times timid when preventing opposition that backed him up and fought aggressively.