Canelo Alvarez vs. Terence Crawford looks like this anticipated bout will once again go to the dust. Crawford is making a big claim about the super middleweight WBA champion, accusing him of being afraid to face him in the ring.
Undefeated Terence Crawford, a few months after winning the fight against Errol Spence Jr., made a big statement about the potential matchup with Canelo Alvarez. It has been almost 8 months, and no reaction has been made from the Alvarez side.
Is Canelo Alvarez ducking Crawford?
Speaking about the silence of Canelo Alvarez, Terence Crawford hasn’t backed down from making judgments about the WBA champion. Crawford thinks it is the fear that prevents him from fighting Crawford or any other opponent who possesses the same features as him.
The 36-year-old Terence had already shown the world with his 40-fight undefeated streak that he was a deserving candidate to be discussed for a fight against the Mexican Fighter. But according to ‘Bud,’ as the WBA champion, “Cinnamon” is not showing interest in facing undefeated fighters.
While speaking to Dazn’s Ak and Barak Show, Terence Crawford made a big claim while referring to Jermall Charlo and Andrade. “He’s shied away from Jermall Charlo and Andrade for a long time. When you look at Canelo’s career, it’s like he’s shied away from the black fighters.” According to Crawford, it is black fighters who give Saul the actual problems in the fight. “I think the black fighters give him the most problems.”
Canelo Alvarez is reportedly to face Jermall Charlo May in Las Vegas.
Recently, the Mexican boxing superstar made a big announcement confirming his next fight was lined up. The interesting news to justify Crawford’s claim is that Canelo may expect to face Jermall Charlo this May. The rumors about the anticipated match-up between Terence and Charlo have now finally been shut down.
According to World Boxing News, it will be Jermell Charlo, who will be looking for redemption against Canelo Alvarez. Last September, Alvarez defeated Jermell via. unanimous decision, but Charlo didn’t feel justified with the decision and sooner called out for a rematch. At that time, the Mexican fighter decided not to respond to Terence and Charlo, but finally he made up his mind.
Crawford’s fight promoter Floyd Mayweather Promotion’s CEO Leonard Ellerbe confirmed there is no comparison of the Crawford vs. Canelo fight. But he explained saying, “No. I know the numbers. I know the business. No, it’s [Canelo vs. Crawford], not [bigger than Canelo vs. Benavidez]. It has nothing to do with whether or not somebody deserves the fight or whether they should fight. We’re just talking about the business.”
However, according to Ellerbe, the fight between Canelo and Crawford doesn’t have much potential to benefit the PPVs in terms of business. He praised the greatness of Terence Crawford but didn’t want to take a big risk while giving an example of how Ryan Garcia vs. Gervonta Davis outplayed the Spence vs. Crawford championship bout in terms of pay-per-views.
What do you think Terence Crawford’s claim about Canelo Alvarez is justified? Even Mayweather Promotions CEO confirmed what the situation is like.