Bud’s marketing appeal has skyrocketed following his ninth-round stoppage of Errol Spence Jr, as he made history by becoming the first undisputed welterweight champion of the four-belt era.
As a result, the win has opened up doors with fights from those above his weight class and below. Tank Davis is a cash cow in the division, and a fight with Crawford would do record-breaking numbers.
After all, Tank did refer to Crawford as having a ‘glass chin’ prior to the Spence fight, as he picked the ‘Truth’ to beat Bud. Not only that, but Davis has stated that he would stop Crawford in a potential fight.
Meanwhile, Bud was receptive to the idea of facing Canelo at a catchweight of 158 or 160. Alvarez is currently preoccupied with Jermell Charlo, as they will fight on September 30th, 2023.
But if the numbers made sense, then Alvarez may be receptive.
“Well, catchweight, we can do something at a catchweight. Probably like 158lbs or 160lbs [for Canelo], that’d be cool. If he comes up to 147lbs and he’s thinking he’s just gonna knock Terence Crawford out, he’s got another think coming.
“Yeah I’d stay at 147lbs for him, that’s a big money fight. But then what? Everybody’s gonna say he was too small, nobody’s gonna give me credit,” Crawford
The eight-division world champion was focused on his political career in an attempt to become the next President of the Philippines.
But given that the presidential run was not successful, ‘Pacman’ could make a return to the sport professionally.
In the aftermath of the Ugas loss, he beat DK Yoo via a unanimous decision in a crossover fight. In addition, Manny will face a kickboxer by the name of Buakaw Banchamek in a 2024 exhibition.
With that being said, a return to professional fighting could happen.
“I have an exhibition fight for a tune-up,” Manny