Terence Crawford Not Showing the Ambition to Earn Canelo title Shot 168

By Chris Williams - 03/18/2024 - Comments

Terence Crawford isn’t showing the ambition to move up to 168 to become Canelo Alvarez’s mandatory for his undisputed super middleweight championship by fighting David Benavidez.

Crawford Wants to Cut the Line

The Nebraska native Terence wants to cut in line ahead of the top super middleweight without earning the shot, which is disappointing to see that kind of move.

If Crawford were an old-school fighter like Tommy Hearns or Sugar Ray Leonard, he could have already moved up many months ago and fought one of the killers at Super Middleweight to earn the fight with Canelo properly. Unfortunately, he’s not done that, so he’s continuing to be ignored by Alvarez.

Fans wonder if the welterweight Crawford is just looking for a retirement check without having to earn the fight against Canelo by defeating the top super middleweights, Benavidez, David Morrell Jr., and Caleb Plant, to get it.

Crawford should move up to fight one of those fighters because he’s not going to get a handout from Canelo, and it would be pointless for the Mexican superstar to fight him. If Canelo wins, fans won’t give him credit because he’s beating a welterweight who has never fought at super middleweight.

Time is Not On Crawford’s Side

Crawford doesn’t realize yet that Canelo won’t fight him unless he fights the above killers. It would be better for Crawford to figure that out sooner rather than later. He’s 36, and he can’t afford to be sitting on the sidelines, waiting for Canelo to bless him with the retirement payday that he’s waiting to receive.

“Bud Beats His A**,” said trainer Brian ‘BoMac’ McIntyre to Fight Hub TV.

If Crawford lacks the ambition and courage to move up to super middleweight, he should fight Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis from his own weight class at welterweight. At the very least, Crafford should take on Boots unless he feels that’s too risky for him.