Crawford Willing To Fight Canelo At 168 – ‘I Want To Be A Three-Time Undisputed’

Terence Crawford is now willing to fight Canelo Alvarez at 168 pounds. 

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

But given that there is potential to make history by becoming undisputed in a third-weight class, Crawford called for the winner of Canelo and Jermell Charlo at 168. 

“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.

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