Canelo Rules Out Fighting Crawford At A Catchweight – ‘I Can’t Go Down’

Canelo Alvarez has ruled out a fight with Terence Crawford at 158 lbs after the undisputed welterweight champion was open to facing the Mexican at a catchweight. 

Following Crawford’s win over Errol Spence Jr, Bud was asked about any potential fights he would consider moving forward.

In response, Canelo’s name came up as Crawford suggested the catchweight. However, Canelo has not fought below 168 pounds since his win over Danny Jacobs.

Meanwhile, Crawford’s highest weight class has been 147 since he moved up from 135. In addition, Crawford has stressed that the highest weight class for him would be at junior middleweight.

Therefore, even 158 lbs would be an exception. However, Canelo made it clear that he was incapable of moving down to that weight. As such, any fight would have to be at 168 making it impossible.

In response, Canelo used the same arguments to draw parallels over the talk about a fight with Gervonta Davis and Crawford, as ‘Tank’ would have to move up two weight divisions to fight him at 147. 

Therefore, Canelo dismissed the possibility. 

“I can’t go down anymore. 168, but like he says. ‘No one is going to give me credit for that. Like he say when they asked him for the Gervonta fight, they’re not going to get credit for that fight. It’s the same for me.

“I don’t need to take that fight because everybody will say, ‘He’s too small, he’s too small, he’s too small. He needs to enjoy his fight [against Errol Spence Jr].

“He deserves it. I like Spence and have all the respect for him, but I knew [he’d lose to Crawford]. The type of fighter Crawford is, it’s different,” Canelo 

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