Boxing fans have been hyping up a potential super fight between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez over the past few weeks, after Crawford expressed his desire to jump up a whopping three weight classes for a shot at the Mexican.
However, Shawn Porter has had his say on the chances of the monster clash happening – and he isn’t holding out much hope.
On a recent edition of ThePorterWay podcast, the former welterweight world champion is on a “special diet” after signing with Al Haymon’s PBC, one which Omaha favourite Crawford simply doesn’t feature on.
“Let me say this, Canelo Alvarez is on a special diet. When you’re on a special diet, you may see some cookies and think they look good, but I’m not getting off my diet.”
“He has a plan, a strict regimen. He ain’t come over to PBC to fight Charlo and then fight Crawford. He ain’t about to dibble and dabble in some other stuff.”
“He’s on a strict diet, and he’s going to follow that plan. And people hope it ends with [David] Benavidez.”
Though ‘Bud’ has now stated on several occasions that he would be willing to jump up to 168lbs to take on Alvarez, the Mexican does not seem as keen and has said he has nothing to gain from the fight and would not get credit from the boxing world for defeating Crawford.
That, coupled with the more pressing issues both men have at hand, means the generational bout is unlikely to happen any time soon.