As great as Terence Crawford is, Saul Canelo Alvarez is too big for the undisputed welterweight champion according to promoter Eddie Hearn. Promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom believes that Terence Crawford will be too small to fight Saul Canelo Alvarez at 76.2kg super middleweight.
Terence Crawford, the undisputed world champion at welterweight, has expressed interest in making the incredible jump up three weight classes to fight Saul Canelo Alvarez, who holds the undisputed title at super middleweight. Last July, Terence Crawford dominated and stopped his long-time rival, Errol Spence Jr, to become the undisputed champion in the 66.6 kg class.
Last week, Spence activated his contractual right to a rematch, which could take place in December or January. Canelo will return to the ring on September 30 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, where he will face undisputed junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo.
Crawford wants to face the winner of that fight – even if it means a 9.5 kg weight gain. Hearn, who has worked with Canelo in some of his fights on DAZN, feels that the Mexican star is too big and too good for Crawford to face at that weight.
“I hope (Canelo) beats Charlo, if you want to ask me the Terence Crawford question, you’re talking about two of my favorite fighters, two great fighters of the modern era. I think Canelo Alvarez is too big for Terence Crawford, no matter how good Terence Crawford is . In my opinion, you will never see Canelo go under 76.2 kg in a fight. I don’t think he wants to do that. 76.2 kg is still a little bit, it’s not tough, but it’s enough,” Hearn told The DAZN Boxing Show.
“So I don’t think you’re going to see Crawford move up to 76.2 kg. And I think if he does, I’m not sure he’s going to beat Canelo. So, I’m not sure if that fight will happen, but if it does, two great fighters and I will favor Alvarez.”