Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin’s Former Trainer Brands Terence Crawford Moving Up to Fight Canelo Alvarez as “Dumb Idea”

Published 10/09/2023, 9:09 AM EDT

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After demolishing Errol Spence Jr. in July 2023, Terence Crawford has publicly expressed his desire to go up against the legendary Canelo Alvarez. Canelo, however, has scoffed at the idea of facing Crawford, as he has nothing to gain from the fight. Yet, that has hardly stopped Crawford from calling out Canelo for a fight. Now, Gennady Golovkin’s former trainer has come forward to shed light on a potential match between Crawford and Canelo.

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Crawford recently made the headlines after Canelo defeated Jermell Charlo in a dominating show of performance. Following the win, Crawford announced he was no longer interested in fighting Jermell Charlo. While Crawford’s potential fight against Canelo hangs in the fray, some people in the boxing world have questioned the viability of the fight. During a recent interview, a legendary boxing trainer, Abel Sanchez, shared a similar opinion about Crawford moving up three weight divisions to fight ‘Cinnamon.’

Abel Sanchez claims it would be a big money fight

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While appearing in an interview with Fight Hub TV, Sanchez stated, “I scoffed about the idea of him [Canelo] even considering Crawford.” Sanchez clarified that Canelo has nothing to gain from the fight against Crawford. He further explained Crawford was a great fighter and looked great in his fight against Spence. However, when discussing the fight against Canelo, Sanchez stated, “Moving up to fight Canelo would be a dumb idea for him.”

Sanchez justified his remark by saying, “Yes, it’s a big money fight for both guys. But Crawford’s got 100% to gain, and Canelo’s got 0% to gain.” He then claimed Canelo doesn’t need to consider Crawford. “I don’t think that’s a fight he needs to see now,” said Sanchez. 

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Later in the interview, Sanchez claimed Eddie Hearn is trying to restore Canelo’s legacy by arranging a rematch between Canelo and Dmitry Bivol. However, Sanchez stated, “In my opinion, I will stay away from Bivol.”

Terence Crawford accuses Canelo Alvarez

While Canelo has not completely ruled out a fight against Crawford, he has claimed it’s not part of his plans. Not to mention, Canelo once asserted he won’t fight below 168 pounds. However, Crawford shared one of Canelo’s interviews from 2020, which contradicts Canelo’s statement about facing Crawford. 

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Crawford recently took to X (Twitter), sharing an older interview of Canelo. Canelo seemed open to fighting Errol Spence at 160 pounds in the interview. In the tweet, Crawford accused Canelo of refusing to fight him despite agreeing to fight Spance in a lower weight class. Moreover, many experts like Sanchez have advised Crawford against the fight after Canelo’s dominant performance against Jermell. 

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Despite the predictions from experts, Crawford seems adamant about fighting Canelo. Just like Crawford, Charlo moved up two weight divisions, which did not end well for him. However, only time can tell what would happen if the two fighters come face-to-face. Until then, let us know what you think about the potential fight.

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Sudeep Sinha is a Boxing Writer at EssentiallySports. With a rich background as a content writer for various companies, Sudeep's journey as a sports writer has been driven by his unwavering fascination with boxing and its multifaceted appeal. For Sudeep, boxing represents the perfect blend of athleticism, strategy, and a profound connection to the human spirit.
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