Former heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder has weighed in with his two cents on a potential super fight between Terence Crawford and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
Talk of a fight between the two reigning undisputed champions has surfaced over the past couple of weeks, despite the whopping three weight classes that currently separate them.
An in a recent interview with ESNews, Wilder bluntly stated that the jump was “way too much” for Crawford to expect to be able to hurt Alvare if they were to fight.
“147-168? That’s way too much.
When you touch those guys at a higher weight class, it’s a different feeling, it’s like you’re a baby.
I’m not saying you can’t knock nobody out or put punishment on them, I just think it takes a little more time. When you go up in weight, the absorbing of the punches is a lot different than with smaller guys.”
Though ‘Bud’ has stated he would be willing to make the jump to take on ‘Canelo,’ the Mexican does not seem as keen and has said he has nothing to gain from the fight.
That, coupled with the more pressing issues both men have at hand, means the generational bout is unlikely to happen any time soon.
Canelo will face undisputed super welterweight champion Jermell Charlo on September 30, with Crawford’s next outing likely to be a rematch with Errol Spence Jr.
However, this is boxing, and it would be foolish to rule out the mouth watering dust up happening one day down the line.