Crawford Fight Will Not Happen At 168 – Says Jermell Charlo

A Jermell Charlo vs. Terence Crawford fight will not happen at super middleweight.

That is according to the undisputed junior middleweight champion Charlo. The former will fight above 154 pounds for the first time in his career in a legacy-defining fight. Charlo will not only take on the best at 168 pounds, but Canelo will be highly motivated to prove his detractors wrong following his last two fights. But if Charlo does manage to secure the belts at 168, he has ruled out a fight with Crawford at super middleweight.

“168 is still not my weight division because it’s not as easy to make 168,” said Jermell when asked if he would stay at super middleweight to defend against Crawford or move back down to 154. I have to gain weight, and when I’m working really hard, it’s really tough [to make 168]. I can easily walk around at 168. I’m definitely not the naturally bigger fighter. 168 is not my weight division. I think I would have to see him [Crawford] at a different weight category,” Charlo said

This is understandable since Alvarez would most likely want a rematch. Meanwhile, Charlo’s natural weight class is at 154. Therefore, a Crawford-Charlo fight at 154 would make sense. But in order to do that, Bud would most likely want it as an undisputed fight. This would require Bud to chase out Tim Tszyu, who will become the WBO champion once Charlo’s fight with Alvarez is underway. However, if the finances do make sense, then there is always a possibility of fights getting made.

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