Bud initially entertained the idea of fighting Canelo at a catchweight of 158 pounds. However, the Mexican downplayed those suggestions by stating that he would not get the credit for a win, given the vast size difference.
Not only that, but Alvarez admitted he could not come down to that weight, having not fought below 168 since 2019 when he faced Danny Jacobs.
“No, 168. Yeah [I want to move up to super middleweight]. Yeah, if [Alvarez beats Jermell Charlo on Sept. 30]. Yeah. Or Charlo. The winner. I want to be a three-time undisputed [champion].
“I know I want to fight Jermell. But if he loses to Canelo, I always say, man. That’s a big step. That’s a big step but for a person to go up three weight classes from 147 to 168, and to win, and to become undisputed, wow,” Crawford
Nevertheless, weight classes do exist for a reason. If Crawford were to move up three weight classes, this would come with consequences.
Even if he were to come out victorious, expecting Bud to then drop down at the age of 36 may not be so easy. However, boxing fans praised Crawford for his willingness to take risks.
Social Media Response
Yes..This is the greatest matchup in Boxing history💯🥊
— AccordingToBoxing (@AccordToBoxing) August 19, 2023
Crawford stands no chance against Canelo weight classes are there for a reason !!!
— FrankieCamp (@FrankieCamp27) August 21, 2023
I think this is the statement that Crawford is waiting for with a smile, and crawfor ready for war, Canelo will see boxing skills he has never seen before
— hidup biasa bukan biasa hidup (@yudibaeng) August 21, 2023