That is according to Bud’s previous strength and conditioning coach, Jamie Belt. Bud’s desire to become undisputed in a third weight class has led him to pursue a fight with Alvarez, which would require him to jump up three weight classes. The majority of the boxing community, however, was adamant that Canelo would prove too big for Crawford despite the latter arguably having a better IQ. However, Bell does not see it that way.
He referenced Crawford’s win over Errol Spence Jr. as evidence that Bud could hold his own against the bigger fighters. The undisputed welterweight champion pushed Spence with ease during a clinch in the second round. This capped off a remarkable performance. He dropped Spence three times as he stopped him in the ninth round. With that being said, Bell has backed Crawford to put up a good showing if the fight was made.
“I told Bruce Carrington, Bud is gonna knock him [Spence] out before the 10th, and it ain’t gonna be pretty. I told him that a month before the fight. That guy is really on another level. He really is. I’m not saying Bud would walk through Canelo like he walked through Spence, but it’s gonna be very similar. That’s the God’s honest truth.
“I think Terence is way different. I’m not going to talk about Charlo. I don’t know what he does, how he trains, or who he trains with. I don’t know what he does when he’s not boxing. But I’ll tell you this much: when Bud’s not boxing, he’s still training. Bud lives in that weight room year-round,” Belt stated
Nevertheless, Canelo has never been stopped in his career with both of his defeats coming by unanimous decision at the hands of Floyd Mayweather and Dmitry Bivol. And yet, both those fighters were able to counterpunch Alvarez as he came in, a skill that Crawford does possess. However, Canelo has appeared to rule out a fight for now, leaving boxing fans with more questions over how a fight would play out.