“Running Scared”: Canelo Alvarez Downplaying Terence Crawford’s Record Receives Scathing Response from Fans

Published 09/05/2023, 1:40 AM EDT

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Terence Crawford is currently having the time of his life, after his victory against Errol Spence Jr. He has broken records to become a two-division undisputed champion. Initially ‘Bud’ had planned on going after Jermell Charlo. This made sense as he is the reigning champion just a division above his. However, he soon turned his sights on Alvarez who is 3 whole weight classes above him. Even the Mexican icon appeared to be open to the idea despite his initial rejection.

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Since then things began heating up and talks of a potential bout started appearing. However, in a recent interview with TMZ, Alvarez surprisingly sang a different note. The undisputed champ claimed that Spence was the only good opponent Crawford had defeated. “If you see his record, he’s just beaten one good fighter. Other than that, I don’t think that he has beaten other great fighters like Spence.” Complimenting the boxing prowess Crawford showed during the Spence fight, Alvarez claimed that he is currently fully focused on Jermell. However, he will face ‘Bud’ if a chance arrives in the future.

Canelo Alvarez drops comments on Terence Crawford: Fans react

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As Canelo’s remarks were shared by the boxing reporter Micheal Benson on X, fans were angry to say the least. The popularity ‘Bud’ is bathing in now is not small. So his remarks definitely touched a lot of nerves. One fan pointed out the accomplishments of the American champion. He claimed that if Alvarez doesn’t want to fight Crawford then he should just say so and should not “discredit his accomplishments.”

Another fan stated that he wants to see “Bud vs mell first before bud vs canelo.” He believes that it would be a better match up rather than Crawford moving up so much in weight to face the Mexican superstar.

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However, one fan pointed out how great the fight would be if it could take place. He claimed that Canelo would come out on top. Additionally, the fan shared his unique plan of watching the fight, “Have a nice beer, some smoke, and watch Canelo smash those ribs and body. Love Crawford, but Canelo beats him up.”

One fan blamed Alvarez for not wanting to fight Crawford, stating, “He don’t want that smoke.”

Someone else claimed that the Mexican champion is ducking the fight. He stated, “Canelo is running scared me thinks.”

Another fan claimed that the fight being 3 divisions apart is “boring”. He pointed out that Canelo was criticized for fighting Jermell Charlo, however now they want him to “ fight a 147 fighter”.

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Overall, while Alvarez received a lot of criticism for his remarks on Crawford, there were also some fans who came out in support. For now, the champion just wants to focus on his fight against Charlo. What do you think about Alvarez’s remarks? Do you agree with him downplaying Charlo’s achievements? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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Chirag Radhyan

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Chirag Radhyan is a Boxing Writer at EssentiallySports. He has authored over 300 articles and loves to talk about the animosity between athletes, leading up to a fight. His coverage of the off-court drama between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury received widespread appreciation from readers.
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