Crawford No Longer Wants Charlo, But Canelo Doesn’t Want Him

Terence Crawford was not impressed with Jermell Charlo’s performance following his loss to Canelo Alvarez.

Prior to the fight, Bud had indicated his desire to face Charlo or Canelo. As the Canelo-Charlo fight played out, the American lost in a fight where he offered very little. The weight was a telling factor, while Charlo’s failure to take more risks suggested that he was simply trying to hang in with the Mexican. That did not win Crawford over, given that he had been linked with fighting Charlo. But since the latter had been completely humbled by the Mexican, Crawford did not hold back on his criticism.

 

As a result, Crawford refused to entertain a fight with Charlo since his performance did not show him in a positive light. In addition, given that Charlo is no longer undisputed at 154, a fight against Canelo would make more sense for Bud moving forward.

Nevertheless, Alvarez has distanced himself from a fight with Crawford. The Mexican was initially receptive to the idea, provided that the fight made sense for both boxers. Although it would generate lucrative sums and give Canelo the chance to beat another undisputed champion, in reality, Alvarez had his eyes elsewhere. This may open the door for a rematch with Dmitry Bivol, or give the fans a mega fight against David Benavidez.

“He’s not in my plans,” Canelo

That has left Crawford with very few options moving forward. The rematch with Errol Spence Jr. would be the immediate option since the ‘Truth’ has exercised his rematch clause. And if Crawford were to come out victorious, a fight at 154 against Tim Tszyu appears feasible. Bud is the WBO super champion at 147, which puts him as Tszyu’s mandatory if he moved up to 154. So a win over the Australian would then set up an undisputed fight with Charlo at 154. While a Charlo fight is off the table now, things may change if it were for undisputed.

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