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Jermall Charlo: “Crawford is too small for Canelo”

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By Allan Fox: Big Charlo, Jermall, says Terence Crawford is just “too small” undisputed super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez, but he feels it’s “entertaining” to watch him “hope for” the fight with the ‘Face of Boxing.

Jermall obviously knows that Crawford won’t be given the opportunity to fight Canelo because he’s too many weight classes apart and never fought at 168.

Canelo would look like a cherry picker if he fought someone from the 147-lb division. There’s no upside, gain, or way that Canelo can come out ahead fighting a welterweight.

Crawford (40-0, 31 KOs), who some would argue, is using Canelo’s name for clout to artificially keep the spotlight from being extinguished after his career-best win over Errol Spence Jr, needs to take some big risks to get the shot against the Mexican star.

If Crawford is serious about wanting a fight with Canelo (59-2-2, 39 KOs), he joins a large group of fighters who are hoping to be blessed by him so they can get retirement money.

How Crawford can earn Canelo fight:

  • Move up to 168
  • Beat the top three or four contenders
  • Become mandatory
  • Put on entertaining fights

“If it happens, it won’t interfere with my plans at all,” said Jermall Charlo to Robert Newman about Terence Crawford wanting to fight Canelo Alvarez at super middleweight.

I think Crawford might be too small for Canelo. He can’t blow up as much as Canelo. It’s entertaining to hope for, but I don’t pick the fights.”

If Crawford wants to prove Jermall wrong about him being too small for Canelo, he should move up to 168 and knock off the top contenders in the division to show that he has enough size to swim with the sharks. We’re not talking about weight-drained fighters who have been in two serious car crashes.

There are many fighters at 168 that have worked hard for years, trying to get a fight against Canelo, and it wouldn’t be fair for a welterweight like Crawford to jump ahead of him without ever having fought in the weight class.

It’s okay for Crawford to hope that Canelo will pick his name out of the hat to give him the massive payday fight that he’s pining away for, but he will be bitter & so will his fans when it never materializes. That’s why it’s not good for Crawford to have unrealistic dreams.

Now, if Crawford were to defeat the two top super middleweights in the division vying for Canelo’s throne, David Benavidez & David Morrell Jr., it would be understandable for him to be posting Twitter callouts of Canelo in a machine-like manner on a daily basis because he would be deserving of the fight and in a strong position to get it.

Crawford won’t fight Benavidez & Morrell because he’s got to know the chances of success would be limited, and the probability of him being obliterated would be extremely high.

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