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Badou Jack Claims Terence Crawford Would Beat Canelo Alvarez Like Floyd Mayweather, Only If

Published 02/20/2024, 5:50 AM EST

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Even since Terence Crawford decimated Errol Spence Jr. last year, the only opponent he has been craving is Canelo Alvarez! However, the Mexican superstar doesn’t seem to be in the mood to grant Crawford his wish. Meanwhile, the first Muslim boxer to win a world title on Middle Eastern soil, Badou Jack, claims ‘Bud’ Crawford can defeat Canelo! But under one condition.

In his quest to convince Canelo for a fight, Crawford has expressed willingness to climb several weight divisions. However, Canelo thinks Crawford just isn’t worth his time, claiming he has everything to lose and nothing to gain. So, when Jeff Zimmerman questioned ‘The Ripper’ about his thoughts on Crawford wanting to fight Canelo, he revealed the only way for Crawford to win like Floyd Mayweather!

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Badou Jack isn’t sure about the weight difference

During the interview with Fight Hype, the Stockholm native claimed Terence Crawford, without a doubt, is the best fighter in the world right now. However, he speculated that in a fight against Canelo, the weight difference can cause some issues. “Hands down, [Terence Crawford is] the best fighter in the world. But [I am] not sure if that’s too much weight difference or not,” said Jack. 

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Nevertheless, Jack thinks there is one way for Crawford to win! “If they were the same size, I would say, easy work for Crawford, kind of like what Floyd [Mayweather] did to [Canelo Alvarez],” said Jack. However, since that’s not the case if Canelo and Crawford fought, “[Canelo is] so much bigger and stronger, it’ll be a good fight,” said Jack. While Jack contemplated who would win, someone else condemned Canelo for making excuses.

Shakur Stevenson’s brother claims Canelo Alvarez is ducking Terence Crawford

Keyshawn Davis is a big fan of Terence Crawford. The pair even sparred each other at one point. So, reacting to Canelo’s claim that, by fighting Crawford, he has nothing to gain and everything to lose, Davis accused Canelo of making excuses. While appearing in an interview with Fight Hype, Davis made some great points in his argument!

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“Everybody knew he was going to beat Charlo, right? Right or wrong? He was going to beat Caleb Plant, right? Right or wrong? So, sounds like excuses to me,” said Davis. The 24-year-old boxer continued, “Okay, Canelo, you’re a hell of a fighter. But I just feel like that was an excuse to not fight another great fighter.”

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With Canelo’s May 4 fight approaching quickly, speculations about who he will fight have taken over the populace. While there is practically no chance of Terence Crawford being his next opponent, Badou Jack has revealed how ‘Bud’ can beat him. However, the bigger question is, who is Canelo’s opponent? Will Canelo Alvarez ever fight ‘Bud’ Crawford? 

 

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