After his domination over Errol Spence in their much publicized fight, Terence Crawford has truly established himself in the ranks of boxing’s elite. Ever since the fight, fans have been wondering what the next move is for Bud, with many speculating that a bout with Canelo Alvarez is on the horizon. However, Crawford has denied this and instead said that he wanted to fight Jermell Charlo. For now, though, the champion seems to be taking it easy while the nitty gritty of his potential rematch with Spence later in the year is finalized. The fight is part of a rematch clause in their contract and will most likely see the pair face off again in October.
The reason why Terence Crawford has no interest in fighting Canelo Alvarez is because of their size difference. While both men are of similar height, Alvarez is significantly heavier and will thus have a bigger advantage. Despite competing at Crawford’s weight in the past, it has been years since Alvarez has fought in that division and would have to bulk down significantly for any potential bout between the two. As of now, Alvarez is almost 20 lbs heavier than Crawford, at 168 lbs to Crawford’s 147.
Crawford said to TMZ, “No, not at all. Canelo really don't interest me because of the size factor.”
Bud lukewarm on Spence re match
Crawford is rather nonchalant and passive when asked about any potential rematch with Spence, and it is clear that the boxer isn’t really interested in having a rematch with him from a perspective of wanting to challenge himself in his sport. Of course a rematch would be the most lucrative financial fight for the boxer, but he seems more interested in proving himself and winning accolades rather than making the most money.
Speaking about a Spence rematch, he said, “That's my obligation in the contract and I gotta honor that if that's the next move for me and my career.”
One fight he does want to do, however, is Charlo. According to Crawford, Charlo is an opponent that would push him to become even better, not to mention how significant it would be to his legacy. "I would definitely choose Jermell Charlo. It's a meaningful fight," Crawford said. "It's more history. It's more on the table," he further added.