That is according to fellow boxer Richardson Hitchins. Those comments came in the aftermath of Crawford ruling himself out of a fight with Charlo after the latter’s defeat to Canelo Alvarez. During the course of that process, the Mexican overpowered Charlo who had jumped up two weight divisions to try and become undisputed at 168. However, Charlo rarely troubled the Mexican who was able to walk down his opponent at will.
In response, Crawford ruled out facing Charlo since the latter no longer appeared to be a challenge. And yet, Hitchins felt that the undisputed welterweight champion would still face Charlo. The sentiment was based on Crawford’s lack of big-fight opponents since Canelo has distanced himself from a fight, while an Errol Spence Jr. rematch has nothing to offer Bud by way of belts.
“I feel like I feel like he’s definitely on Crawford’s hit list because Crawford doesn’t really have that many options in boxing right now. I feel like Crawford doesn’t have that many options. He and Errol Spence fight again, which he claims he really doesn’t care for anymore or whatever.
“He and Errol Spence fight. He needs that rematch; they got a contract. Then if you don’t fight Canelo, you’re going to go to 154 to fight who? You want them belts. That’s what you want. You want a legacy, right? That’s a big fight [Crawford vs. Jermell Charlo] for him to possibly be undisputed again. That would be great,” Hitchins
A fight with Charlo would allow Crawford to pick up three belts and then target the WBO champion Tim Tszyu to become the undisputed champion at 154. And in a weight class where Crawford has been backed to do well, the chance may be too good to miss out on.