Two-division world champion, Shakur Stevenson, remains convinced that Terence Crawford would defeat Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, despite the Mexican’s comfortable win over Jermell Charlo last weekend.
Alvarez has been linked to a mega-fight with fellow pound-for-pound star Crawford ever since he dominated and knocked out Errol Spence Jr to become the undisputed welterweight champion.
However, to make the fight, Canelo has insisted that ‘Bud’ would need to make the unprecedented three-weight jump to super-middleweight.
With his win over Charlo – formerly undisputed super welter champ – Canelo showed that weight classes are there for a reason, scoring a wide unanimous decision win against a man who quickly found out his power did not translate against the bigger men in the sport.
As a result, many feel that a spectacle against an even smaller man in Crawford would play out the same way. Not Stevenson. The undefeated 26-year-old recently spoke to the media about how confident he was in his training partner.
“I think that Bud outboxes the s**t out of Canelo.”
Since the fight, Canelo has said that the Crawford bout isn’t in his plans. Instead, fans are demanding that he faces his countryman, David Benavidez, who is expected to take on Demetrius Andrade at the end of next month to solidify his position as mandatory super-middleweight challenger.
Crawford is tied in to a contractual rematch with Spence, with the weight and date yet to be agreed. He has made it clear that his goal before he hangs up the gloves is to become undisputed in a third weight division.