Terence Crawford Reveals How Canelo Alvarez ‘Motivated Him’

Published 11/20/2021, 9:47 PM EST
ARLINGTON, TX – APRIL 18: Terence Crawford celebrates after beating Thomas Dulorme of Puerto Rico in the sixth round in their WBO Jr. Welterweight Title Bout on April 18, 2015 at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)


Canelo Alvarez, the p4p king, pulled off one of the greatest performances of his life against Caleb Plant, a couple of weeks back. The duo locked horns for the undisputed super-middleweight title, and Alvarez, the favorite, fared the way he was supposed to. He won this fight fair and square, thus alluring countless boxing lovers. Not only the fans, but Canelo also inspired the WBO welterweight champ, Terence Crawford.

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Crawford, on many occasions, has praised Canelo. And now ‘Bud’ seems even more impressed with Alvarez’s pursuit to claim all the titles in the super-middleweight roster. That said, in a recent press conference, Crawford was full of praise for the Mexican fighting star.

He said, “Well, you know, Canelo, he motivated me in one aspect. … He did what he wanted to do in that division,”

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“You know, he wanted to become undisputed and he made sure that he became undisputed, you know, within a year. So, that’s impressive to me. You know, that’s motivation to me to, you know, go out there and get these big fights that everybody been wanting to see. And hopefully, you know, down the road I can do the same thing and become undisputed in the welterweight division.” (h/t Boxing Scene)

Canelo fought four times in the last 11 months and his sole aim was to bag the status of the undisputed super-middleweight champ. With his super active boxing stint, Canelo raised many eyebrows, including Terence Crawford’s.

‘Bud’ also revealed, in his above statement, that he’d like to become the undisputed welterweight champion in the coming time.

Can Terence Crawford become the undisputed welterweight champion?

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Crawford has been one of the most dominant welterweights of recent times.

Watch this story – Terence Crawford’s Journey to the Boxing Pinnacle

He has battled some extremely rugged fighters until now. But, in order to become the undisputed champ, Crawford will have to face the likes of Errol Spence Jr. and more.

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That said, ‘Bud’s way ahead isn’t easy by any means. However, the champ has every skill set in his arsenal to become the undisputed king.

What do you make of Crawford’s comments on Canelo?

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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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