Terence Crawford delivered a performance of a lifetime last weekend when he boxed Errol Spence Jr., and one of his teammates feels that if they ever fought each other, Terence Crawford would be able to defeat Canelo Alvarez as well.
Even though they are the same height, Alvarez and Crawford are very different performers. Crawford is much more petite. It was at welterweight (147 pounds) that Alvarez began his career as a professional boxer, which is the weight class in which ‘Bud’ presently competes.
The Mexican boxer has competed at weight classes ranging from light heavyweight all the way down to super-middleweight (160 pounds), where he is now undefeated and holds the title of unified champion.
Canelo Alvarez is regarded as one of the most talented boxers of all time, but Shakur Stevenson, who trains with Terence Crawford, believes that “Bud” has the ability to unseat him. The following is what Stevenson had to say about it in a recent interview with IFL TV:
“I believe that Bud is capable of defeating Canelo… It is something that I would like to see. I don’t believe that size determines who wins a battle; rather, I believe that skills do. I don’t know who else will listen to me, but I think that stylistically, with Bud being a southpaw who has terrific movement and smart boxing, it’s going to be difficult for Canelo to walk him down and unload with those big hooks because of Bud’s high guard. I don’t know who else will listen to me. I believe that Bud would be victorious over Canelo.
Watch the video starting at 4:50 down below:
The ninth-round knockout victory scored by Terence Crawford over Errol Spence Jr. sent shockwaves throughout the boxing world. In a surprising turn of events, a boxing contest that was supposed to be one of the most important bouts in the past thirty years ended up being a rout that only involved one participant.
Crawford created history when he became the first male boxer to ever become an undisputed champion in two different weight divisions. He also made history when he became the first ever undisputed welterweight champion.
Terence Crawford reveals thoughts after being hit with Errol Spence Jr.’s power punches
In order to determine who would become the first undisputed welterweight world champion, Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. both placed their perfect records on the line.
“Bud” turned out to be too much for Spence Jr. to handle, and he started dominating his opponent as early as the second round of the fight.
Before their fight, Crawford held 30 knockout victories, while Spence Jr. had 22 knockout victories to his name. Both fighters are noted for being finishers. But after the match was over, ‘Bud’ admitted that ‘The Truth’ had not been as powerful as he had anticipated it to be.
This is what Terence Crawford said:
“After the second round, when I damaged him, I had the impression that he wasn’t able to manage my power the way that I could handle his. I can still remember him throwing an overhand looping left to me, and he caught me right on the button. I don’t remember if it was the first or second round, but I’m pretty sure it was, and I remember thinking, “This is it? Okay. The night is going to be a tough one for him.