James Toney has revealed he would be happy to help Terence Crawford prepare for a monster fight with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez – and had some choice words about comparisons between himself and the Mexican.
Talk of a mouthwatering clash between Crawford and Alvarez has gained serious traction over the last few weeks, with both men stating in recent interviews that they would be happy to lock horns down the line.
And with Crawford’s trainer Brian McIntyre currently being held in the UK over firearm charges, hall of famer Toney – who himself was a super-middleweight champion – told Mill City Boxing he would more than happy to help ‘Bud’ in his preparations for the fight.
“It would be huge. If that fight happens, I would go back into camp with Crawford and show him how to do it for real. I love BoMac, but if he cant’t help him, I’ll make sure it gets done.”
“That a** will be cooked. Fish fried, hot ribs. Canelo can be knocked out, he ain’t all that. He’s not James Toney! He’s not in my motherf****** league, he can’t hold my bag.”
Toney retired with a record of 77 wins, ten losses and three draws. Within that, he won world titles in three divisions before finishing his campaign at heavyweight.
Though there are currently three weight divisions separating the two undisputed champions, Crawford has admitted he would be happy to jump up from welter to super middle to challenge for Alvarez’ four world titles.
However, Errol Spence Jr has activated a rematch clause for another shot at Crawford, after being on the end of a drubbing when they first met back in July.
This means, provided terms around weight and rehydration can be agreed, fans will have to wait for Crawford vs Spence 2 to pass before getting excited about a super fight between the Omaha man and Canelo – who has his own test this month against Jermell Charlo.