Terence Crawford assures that he is better pound for pound than Canelo 脕lvarez: “I have been a champion for many years, Canelo barely did it now”



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Terence Crawford, undefeated WBO welterweight champion, stated in an interview with ESPN that Saul Canelo Alvarez He is one of the best boxers of the moment, but he is the best pound for pound in the world.

鈥淎bsolutely. I think I鈥檓 the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world,鈥 Crawford said at an official WBO recognition ceremony. after perfectly defending his 147-pound title five times.

鈥淭he people who have Canelo, it is their opinion. But I have been the undisputed champion for many years, Canelo barely did it now. He has fought some great fighters, too. You know, but one or two, I鈥檓 still in the 鈥楾op 2鈥 in the world,鈥 added the 34-year-old American, who is 38-0 with 29 knockouts.

Born in Omaha, United States, Crawford received the WBO distinction at the Monterrey boxing gym, located in Bayam贸n (Puerto Rico). Francisco Valc谩rcel, president of the boxing organization, gave the boxer a second gold ring, designed by the organization.

鈥淗e (Crawford) himself wanted us to do it in a gym so he could share it with people. We pleased him on that. He is still just as humble than before being champion鈥, highlighted Valc谩rcel about the ceremony.

Crawford announced what he thinks about the fight between Errol Spence Jr. (27-0, 21 KO) against Yordenis Ug谩s (27-4, 12 KO) in which he will possibly face the winner of this fight.

鈥淚 think (Ug谩s) is a tremendous talent. He has what it takes to derail Spence, but who knows the final outcome of that fight. The advantage is Spence, but it will be a great fight, 鈥渉e added.

鈥淚 hope to face whoever comes out of that fight with flying colors. But if not, I will move up in division (154 pounds) and would like to challenge the winner of Jermell Charlo (34-1-1, 18 KO鈥檚) and Argentine Brian Casta帽o (17-0-2, 12 KO鈥檚).

Crawford also stressed that one of his goals is to become the undisputed champion in two divisions, something that has not been achieved in the men鈥檚 division.

鈥淥f course, it is something that has never been done. And I鈥檓 looking to be the first,鈥 she pointed out. The American was also champion at 140 and 135 poundss and has established himself as one of the best fighters of the time.

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