Did Floyd Mayweather Call Terence Crawford Better Than Canelo Alvarez?

Published 11/16/2021, 11:41 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 14: Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks on as he takes on Canelo Alvarez during their WBC/WBA 154-pound title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Golden Boy/Golden Boy via Getty Images)


Terence Crawford and Canelo Alvarez rank among the biggest names in boxing. Both of them have enjoyed a stellar career so far, and they seem far from hanging up their gloves.

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A lot of times, there have been massive comparisons between the two in terms of skills, record, and more. But it’s hard to determine who’s better because both of them have some notable achievements in the bag.

The Mexican superstar has an edge over Crawford in terms of p4p rankings. However, Floyd Mayweather doesn’t believe so.

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A few months back, Mayweather shed some light on both Canelo and Crawford. Let’s look at ‘TBE’s comments.

What did Floyd Mayweather comment on Terence Crawford?

Mayweather said, “It’s a couple of guys that’s up there in pound-for-pound.”

LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: Floyd Mayweather Jr. addresses the media during the post-fight news conference after his unanimous decision victory against Manny Pacquiao in their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

He added, “And pound-for-pound I would have to say Terence Crawford. Crawford is the number one guy pound-for-pound.” (h/t Planet Sport)

Canelo Alvarez or Terence Crawford – Who is the bigger star? 

Alvarez is currently the undisputed super-middleweight king. Whereas Crawford has the WBO welterweight title to his name. Canelo began his career a bit earlier than Crawford, but one thing that differentiates him from others is his active stint.

Canelo has a track record of 57-1-2, whereas Crawford has a clean record of 37 wins with absolute 0 losses. Also, speaking of the p4p rankings, Canelo holds the number 1 spot, and ‘Bud’ has his place on number 4.

Who is Terence Crawford fighting next?

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Terence Crawford will take up the ring space this weekend for his next title defense against Shawn Porter. Many boxing pundits regard ‘Showtime’ as one of the finest challengers for Crawford. This is because he’s a tactical fighter who decodes his opponents’ style and tailors his style accordingly.

On the other hand, Crawford is one highly aggressive boxer who goes after his opponents from the first gong. That said, this contest will be a treat to watch as the duo matches up extremely well with each other.

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Also, this fight will determine whether ‘Bud’ will be able to go for title unification fights ahead.

Watch this story – Terence Crawford vs. Shawn Porter: Date, Time, Venue, Tickets, and Live Stream

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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