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Canelo Alvarez Takes Subtle Poker Dig at Terence Crawford, Fans Hyped Up

Published 02/22/2024, 8:45 AM EST

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The undisputed super middleweight king Canelo Alvarez seeks his next mega-fight, and the pound-for-pound great Terence Crawford has emerged as a potential challenger. While a rematch with Errol Spence Jr remains a possibility, the prospect of Alvarez facing Crawford has captured the imagination of the boxing world.

However, a significant hurdle stands in the way: weight. Crawford currently reigns at 147lbs, requiring a substantial jump to face the Mexican superstar at super middleweight. This raises questions: would Crawford be willing to make such a drastic weight change, risking his current titles and potentially compromising his physical edge? But Alvarez has taken a subtle dig at his rival.

Canelo Alvarez gambles the prospect of a Terence Crawford fight

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Canelo Alvarez has recently posted an Instagram Story, where he uploaded a picture of his poker table. Now. many would wonder where Crawford comes into play here. Well, in the photo, just above the poker chips, there’s a yellow placard taped on the table with black bold letters reading, “OMAHA HIGH“.

Notably, Terence Crawford hails from Omaha, and ‘Cinnamon’ is currently in his hometown. So it’s no surprise that this picture took the boxing world by storm, and everybody started talking about it. So much so, that an X account, D H, took a screenshot of the story and posted it for the fans. The post currently has 24.1k views on it.

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In the caption, it read, “Oh s**t… Canelo dropped this pic on IG. @terencecrawford he’s coming my friend.” The fans have speculated about how their fight would unfold.

Fans are surprised by Alvarez’s presence at Omaha

The fans even laughed as they understood that Alvarez was definitely teasing his fans. ‘Cinnamon’ very well understands what the people want.

One of the fans stated that Canelo knows exactly how to play with the emotions of his beloved fans.

Another fan stated that both of their favorite fighters might face each other inside the ring. They called it a “bitter sweet moment.

One fan favored Alvarez in the fight and stated that the zero-loss record of Crawford will be hampered once he faces his rival.

A fan stated that this is a great strategy by Alvarez, as this move would definitely put immense pressure on PBC to weigh upon his options for the next fight.

An X user stated that Terence Crawford would never lose to Alvarez.

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They referred to the Mexican boxer as “flat footed pressure fighter.

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The fans discussed the prospects of the fight and how it would turn out, according to them. This fight holds a lot of anticipation, and hopefully it’ll come to fruition one day. When do you see this fight materializing? Let us know below.

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Chirag Radhyan

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Chirag Radhyan is a senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Having authored close to 2K articles, he is a live-coverage specialist, contributing to the detailed reportage of live boxing events ranging from the Jermell Charlo vs Canelo Alvarez bout to Ryan Garcia vs Gervonta Davis. Moreover, his coverage of the off-court drama between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury received widespread appreciation from readers.
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Snigdhaa Jaiswal