Terence Crawford has branded Saul ‘Canelo’ Álvarez ‘delusional’ as he continues to talk up a potential fight between the pair.
‘Bud’ is the hottest property in the sport of boxing right now following a one-sided beating of longterm rival, Errol Spence Jr. Now undisputed at welterweight, he has eyes on a few more fights before hanging up the gloves.
One potential would be a sensational jump up to super-middleweight to fight the winner of Canelo and Jermell Charlo.
Crawford and his team have confidence that they can make the fight and win, but the Mexican superstar has said that he would beat the naturally smaller man and get no credit for it.
In his latest comments on the matter, Canelo said he respected Crawford but questioned his resume, saying Spence was the only outstanding name on there.
Now, Crawford has responded, laughing at the observation.
Here we go with the I haven’t fought nobody but Spence talk. Lol y’all so delusional it’s crazy.🤣
— Terence Crawford (@terencecrawford) September 4, 2023
Crawford first challenged for a world title back in 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.
He beat local hero Ricky Burns over the distance and knocked out previously undefeated Yuriorkis Gamboa before soon moving up in weight three fights later to win the vacant 140lbs WBO belt against Thomas Dulorme.
Six wins later, he was undisputed in the division and moved on to welterweight, where he would beat the likes of Amir Khan, Kell Brook and Shawn Porter before his highly-anticipated four-belt clash with Spence this year.
Undefeated in 40 fights, ‘Bud’ wants to cement an already stellar legacy by now moving up three divisions to face the 59-2 Canelo for all his belts.
Before it can be discussed with any substance, he has a contractual rematch with Spence to attend to.