Though both men are due to face different opponents next and there haven’t even been any negotiations, talk of a blockbuster fight between Terence Crawford and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has gripped the boxing world for the past few weeks.
Riding high after being crowned undisputed welterweight world champion against Errol Spence Jr in July, Crawford has stated he would have no problem jumping a whopping three weight classes to take on Alvarez at super middleweight, where he holds all four world titles.
Amir Khan, who knows all too well what both men are capable of, has weighed in on the potential clash – and believes it would be a bad move for ‘Bud.’
In a recent interview with SecondsOut, Khan explained that the weight advantage for Canelo could prove simply too great a challenge for the Omaha man to overcome.
“I don’t think anyone is beating Canelo. There are rumours I’m hearing about Crawford moving up to 168 to fight Canelo. I like both guys, and I just think that Crawford should not give that much weight away.”
“I’ve done it myself when I was at the peak of my career, had a great win against Devon Alexander then went and fought Canelo – you can’t do it.”
Bolton favourite Khan was on the receiving end of stoppage defeats to Canelo and Crawford in 2019 and 2019 respectively, and is actually the only man to share a pro ring with both men.
With Alvarez fighting Jermell Charlo later this month and Crawford due to take on Spence in a rematch towards the end of the year, fans will have to wait to see if a generational dust up is a realistic possibility.