Sure, Terence Crawford‘s the undisputed welterweight champ, but out of his 40 professional fights, the only legit threat was Errol Spence … so says Canelo Alvarez who tells TMZ Sports he respects the dude a great deal, but their resumes aren’t comparable!
Obviously, Crawford (40-0) has been the talk of boxing since his TKO win over Spence on July 29, with many calling him the face of boxing, and the world’s best pound-for-pound boxer.
Since then, Alvarez has been hounded with questions about whether he’d fight Crawford. We asked Canelo if he was tired of talking about Bud.
“No, look, like I always said, I respect Terence Crawford,” Alvarez told Babcock. “He’s a very talented fighter but he just won one big fight.”
“If you see his record, he just beat one good fighter in Errol Spence. Other than that, I don’t think he’s beaten other great fighters like Spence.”
Alvarez, on the other hand, has fought a bunch of beasts over his legendary career 59-2 career, including Floyd Mayweather, Miguel Cotto, and Gennady Golovkin. Up next is the undisputed super middleweight champ, Jermell Charlo, who he’s fighting on September 30 in Las Vegas.
“Jermell Charlo is a great fighter, he’s a talented fighter and he’s undisputed in his weight class,” Alvarez said. “It’s going to be a good fight so I’m happy to be in this kind of fight, in the big fights.”
“The fight is almost here so I’m excited. I’m excited because I feel great.”
Will Crawford be up next? Canelo’s response to that … “We’ll see.”