Crawford Would Be No. 1 If He Had Canelo’s Chance Says Tim Bradley Boxing News 24

Via Cal Tiernan: Tim Bradley says he would have Terence Crawford as his #1 pound-for-pound boxer if he were given the same chance as the very famous Canelo Alvarez was given.

Bradley feels WBO welterweight champion ‘Bud’ Crawford (38-0.29 KOs) is a better boxer than Mexican star Canelo (57-1-2, 39 KOs), but he doesn’t stand a chance to do so. show off your talent. because he is blocked.

The top boxers want to fight Canelo for the life-changing amount of money they can get for facing him. Canelo turns boxers into millionaires, so they are willing to fight him because even if they lose, they are ready for life with huge sums of money.

Crawford, 34, isn’t as famous, so the money his opposition is making isn’t enough for many of them to risk taking a loss that would affect their careers.

Ring Magazine’s pound-for-pound rankings:

1. Canelo Alvarez
2. Oleksandr Usyk
3. Terence Crawford
4. Naoya Inoue
5. Josh Taylor
6. Errol Spence Jr.
7. Teofimo Lopez
8. Juan Francisco Estrada
9. Vasily Lomachenko
10. Kazuto Ioka

“When I look at both, you choose the weight class, you put both equally, who do you put your money on, do you put your money in Crawford or Canelo?” Bradley told ESPN. “Who has more skills? Pound for pound, if both types, With their skill, they fight each other, I’ll go with Crawford all day. ”

Bradley had no votes in Ring Magazine’s pound selection, and it will be difficult for Crawford to rise from No. 3 to take No. 1 from Canelo.

Assuming things stay the same with Crawford stuck in an older battle with their top gatekeepers like Shawn Porter, Kell Brook and Egidijus Kavaliauskas.

In that case, he’ll never win the #1 pound-pound rating from Canelo or whoever comes to take it from the Mexican star if he loses or starts poorly.

Canelo Alvarez Terence Crawford Timothy Bradley

Crawford announced last Saturday night that he’ll be moving from his Top Rated promoters once his contract with them has expired, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to make a sudden move. However, he gets the matches he needs to be number 1 in British boxing – the list is in pounds.

Crawford needs wins against Errol Spence Jr., Yordenis Ugas and possibly Jaron Ennis to get to the top of the table.

For some reason, Crawford mentioned Keith Thurman, but that former WBA/WBC weight champion hasn’t fought in three years.

Thurman is now considered a swashbuckler who has lost interest in the sport after making a ton of money in his final fight with Manny Pacquiao.

“I understand that Canelo Alvarez won the undisputed super middleweight championship, but Crawford also won the undisputed championship at £140, so he was even with Canelo about it,” Bradley told ESPN Compare Canelo and Crawford.

It wasn’t even between Canelo and Crawford, even though Terence was the undisputed former champion at 140. Crawford’s fights in the welterweight welterweight didn’t attract much attention, mostly was for the people he fought for his belt.

Crawford became the undisputed champion at the age of 140 when he beat these boxers:

  • Thomas Dulorme – WBO
  • Viktor Postol – WBC
  • Julius Indongo – IBF & WBA

Those boxers were too average for Crawford to attract the attention of boxing fans for beating them.

While Canelo beat a lot of champions to become the undisputed champion at the age of 168, he still received a lot of attention from the plaudits given to him by DAZN, Matchroom and Showtime.

“Alvarez has won titles in four different weight classes, Crawford has won titles in three different weight classes and is also undefeated,” Crawford said.

“Since 2014, Crawford is winning 16-0 in title fights, with 13 KOs. He is the most feared boxer in the boxing world. If he gets the same chance as Canelo, there’s no question.

“But the reality is that the opponents don’t want to fight Crawford, while Canelo is the source of income for boxing and everyone wants to share the ring with him because they can make a lot of money,” Bradley said.

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