Former undisputed lightweight world champion Devin Haney has weighed in with his two cents on a potential blockbuster fight between undisputed champions Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Terence Crawford.
Despite the fact there are a whopping three weight classes between the two stars, talk of a meeting has gained big traction over the last couple of months, with both men coming out publicly and saying they would be up for the task.
And Haney hinted to Fight Hub TV that, though he admires Crawford for “daring to be great,” he believes the weight difference would prove too difficult an obstacle to overcome.
“They make weight classes for a reason! But he’s daring to be great, so you’ve got to respect it.”
Though it would undoubtedly be one of the biggest fights for many years, talk of Alvarez vs Crawford has slowed up significantly following the Mexican’s dominant win former undisputed light middleweight champion Jermell Charlo – a significantly bigger man than Crawford.
‘Bud’ has more urgent issues at hand regardless, with a second fight with Errol Spence Jr in the offing for February after Spence triggered a contractual rematch clause, though it is unclear as of yet what weight this will take place at.
Most fight fans want to see Alvarez lock horns with WBC Interim champion David Benavidez next, with Benavidez having long been considered his biggest threat at 168lbs – so much so that some have even accused ‘Canelo’ of ducking him.
However, ‘The Mexican Monster’ must get past two weight world champion Demetrius Andrade next month if is to have a hope of landing a career high payday against the Guadalajara icon.