Canelo Open To Facing Crawford At 168, Bomac Backs Bud To Beat Alvarez

Canelo Alvarez has not ruled out fighting Terence Crawford at 168 pounds. 

The Mexican is currently getting ready to face Jermell Charlo, who will move up two weight divisions, as he defends his undisputed super middleweight titles on September 30th, 2023. But provided that he comes out victorious, as he is expected to do, then a fight with Crawford could present itself. The latter has made it clear that he would be willing to face Alvarez at 168 after initially proposing the idea of a catchweight at 158 pounds. While 158 is out of Canelo’s reach, a bout at 168 is something he would consider. 

“You never know in boxing. It’s possible, why not? If it makes sense, I’m down to do it. I don’t care who is there. I’m always able to fight anybody. Look, I respect Crawford. He’s a great fighter. I always say no disrespect to him, but sometimes it’s a little crazy that people talking about me facing too small fighters. Charlo, he’s big, and everybody is talking about me fighting Crawford, a fighter at 147, who is smaller than Charlo,” Canelo said 

Meanwhile, Crawford’s coach, Brian McIntyre, has revealed that his fighter would not be overwhelmed by facing Alvarez at super middleweight. Bud has already shown his pedigree by performing on the biggest stage in the world. This was seen when he had the chance to become the first man to be undisputed in a second weight class, which he accomplished with ease by beating Errol Spence Jr. in a one-sided fight. The manner of the win was all the more impressive, as ‘The Truth’ was dropped three times on his way to a ninth-round defeat. Therefore, any worries over Crawford jumping up three weight classes for Alvarez have been dismissed by Bomac.

“Moving to 168, Bud kind of walks around at that weight or close to that weight. So, I don’t see nothing wrong with fighting up there. Bud i one of those guys that likes to challenge himself.

“We’ll do what we’ll always do. We’ll go to the classroom, pick him [Canelo] apart. We’ll pick his a** apart, and we’ll take what we know in the classroom and put it in the gym so we can come out victorious,” Bomac said

If the fight does end up getting made, it will undoubtedly be the biggest bout in recent memory. With Crawford chasing undisputed at a third weight class, a win over Canelo would move Bud up to the status of one of the best of all time. And there is no denying that.


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