Weight classes exist for a reason, Terence Crawford says, as he rules out a super-fight with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez citing differences in weight, and age.
The 35-year-old is basking in one of boxing’s greatest victories in its modern era, having vanquished Errol Spence Jr. on July 29 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Crawford dropped Spence three times in a nine round masterclass, and now seemingly has the boxing world at his feet as he surveys the landscape for his next bout.
Should Spence activate a rematch clause then Crawford is obligated to fight the 33-year-old a second time — likely before the end of the year.
He even said a rematch would take place before the end of the year, if Spence pushes for the do-over.
Crawford has also spoken positively of a fight at 154-pounds against the current undisputed champion of that division Jermell Charlo.
But a mega-match against Canelo may be a step too far, he told Hot97 on Thursday.
Crawford said size differences, and cited his age (he’s 36 in September), as reasons he may be unable to challenge the popular Mexican at super middleweight, or beyond.
“154, realistically” is the highest weight Crawford can compete at, he said.
“Them boys get big up there.”