Former Featherweight and Super-Featherweight world champion, Shakur Stevenson, has claimed that the skill level of Terence Crawford is vastly superior to that of Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
Crawford was considered by many to be one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport, but that status was all but confirmed following on from his stunning performance over long-time rival, Errol Spence Jr, last month.
‘Bud’ knocked Spence out in the ninth-round of their long-awaited showdown to claim the undisputed welterweight title, as well as the position as boxing’s number one pound-for-pounder and a possible position amongst the all-time-greats.
Now, Crawford is daring to go one step further and jump up an astonishing three weight divisions, to face the winner of Canelo-Charlo for the undisputed super-middleweight title.
In an interview with DAZN Boxing, Stevenson claims his sparring partner is on a ‘whole different level’ to Canelo and believes Crawford would defeat the Mexican.
“I have just seen an interview of me back in the day saying that I feel like Bud will beat Canelo, so that is my opinion, Bud is just on a whole different level.
I feel like his skills can travel through the weight-classes because he knows what he is doing, he is a boxing genius too.”
Before talks for the almost unimaginable contest can truly get underway, Canelo must first get past Jermell Charlo, whom he faces on September 30th in Las Vegas.
The pair will face one another at the T-Mobile Arena, topping a card which features the likes of Erickson Lubin, Yordenis Ugas and Mario Barrios, with the undisputed 168lb crown and a possible super-fight with Crawford on the line.