Crawford Backtracks On Wanting To Face Canelo At 168

Terence Crawford has gone back on his word of wanting to face Canelo Alvarez at 168 by preferring any such bout to take place at 160.

Crawford’s comments come in the aftermath of Canelo’s win over Jermell Charlo, who had moved up two weight classes from 154 in order to take on the Mexican at super middleweight. The difference in weight was noticeable, as Charlo’s power punches failed to do any damage. Meanwhile, Alvarez was able to walk through his opponent as he dropped Charlo in the seventh round. Although Charlo managed to last the distance, it was a one-sided fight.

And now Crawford has distanced himself from facing Alvarez at that weight. This was after he had initially stated he would be willing to do so in order to become a three-time undisputed champion. This came after Alvarez had ruled out a fight at 160. However, Crawford’s new reasoning was based on the following interview, where Alvarez expressed the possibility of moving down from 168 to 160 to face Errol Spence Jr, only to then reverse that approach for Crawford.

Nevertheless, since those comments, Canelo has moved up to 175, which may indicate that the 33-year-old is not capable of coming down to middleweight. So unless Crawford were to move up to super middleweight, the fight appears unlikely. That would leave Crawford with fights against Spence or Charlo. However, neither of these bouts provide Crawford the chance to become undisputed in a new weight class, leaving Bud with a lot to think about moving forward.

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