Deontay Wilder has made his prediction ahead of a potential super-fight between undisputed super-middleweight champion, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, and widely accepted pound-for-pound number one, Terence Crawford.
Crawford called out Canelo after defeating Errol Spence Jr for the undisputed welterweight title in a bid to become a three-weight undisputed champion after also holding all four belts at super-lightweight in 2017.
To make it happen ‘Bud’ would need to make an unprecedented three-weight jump, but a win would cement his place as one of the sport’s greatest ever fighters.
Canelo hasn’t shied away from the call-out, but believes he has more important things to take care of.
Should that ever change, former heavyweight world champion Wilder told ES News he backs his countryman to come out on top and achieve greatness.
Wilder believes ‘Bud’ would refuse to show Canelo the respect that previous challengers have and would take the fight to the Mexican.
“I’m going with Terence on that one.”
“I just like Terence, he has got that dog in him, he can switch both sides and he is fearless. He comes to fight and nothing else, I don’t think that he is going to bow down to Canelo, in no type of way.
If one way doesn’t work he is going to switch the other way, he is back and forth, I just think that he would give Canelo a problem, just like I think that [David] Benavidez gives Canelo problems too.”
With a Spence rematch rumoured for February and Canelo having plans of his own, it looks like the fight isn’t anywhere near being made for the time-being.