Terence Crawford’s trainer Brian ‘Bomac’ McIntyre has weighed in with his two cents on a potential super fight between his charge and Mexican star Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
Talk of a fight between the two reigning undisputed champions has surfaced over the past couple of weeks, despite the whopping three weight classes that currently separate them.
“In terms of moving to 168, ‘Bud’ really walks around at that weight. So I don’t see nothing wrong with fighting up there and ‘Bud’ is one of those guys who loves challenging himself.”
“We’ll do what we always do. We’ll go in the classroom and pick his a** apart. Then we’ll take what we’ve done in the classroom and put it in the gym so we can come out victorious.”
Though ‘Bud’ has stated he would be willing to make the jump to take on ‘Canelo,’ the Mexican does not seem as keen and has said he has nothing to gain from the fight and would not get credit for defeating the Nebraska man.
That, coupled with the more pressing issues both men have at hand, means the generational bout is unlikely to happen any time soon.
Canelo will face undisputed super welterweight champion Jermell Charlo on September 30, with Crawford’s next outing likely to be a rematch with Errol Spence Jr.
However, stranger things have happened in boxing and it would be foolish to rule out Crawford and Alvarez meeting down the line.