Terence Crawford admits that Canelo Álvarez is number 1 Pound for Pound


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Crawford admite que Canelo es el mejor boxeador

Terence crawford, current welterweight champion for the OMB, admitted that Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez is number 1 Pound for pound, but he said what he has to do to make that change.

“At this time, Canelo he is number one, after he got all the titles in the division, the way he did, “said the US monarch at a press conference. “But like I said, depending on how I win this weekend, it will be defined.”

Crawford will face this Saturday, November 20, Shawn porter, who is the mandatory challenger for the scepter of the OMB.

It will hardly be the first fight of Terence in 2021, after in November 2020 he defended the sash against Kell brook. The American dominated him and defeated him by knockout in the fourth round.

Terence He has been a 147-pound world champion since June 2018, when he moved up from super lightweight after becoming universal monarch.

Since then he defended the scepter against Jose Benavidez Jr., Amir khan, Egidijus Kavaliauskas and Kell brook.

“Well, I’m here,” he replied about the current lists that exist of Pound for pound. “You know, some people have me one, others have me two, so I’m here.”

Photo: Terance Crawford (Twitter)

Terence Crawford and Canelo Álvarez on the Pound for Pound list

For its part, Canelo Alvarez he comes from fighting four times in less than a calendar year. He defeated by decision Callum smith in December 2020 to remove the super middle belt from the AMB and win the vacant scepter of the CMB.

He then made his first defense against Avni Yildirim, whom he defeated via chloroform only in the third round.

Three months later he fought before Billy joe saunders to unify three of the four belts of the division. Canelo got the knockout in the eighth round.

Finally, to become one of the six universal champions in the history of the four belts, he faced Caleb Plant. Saul he knocked him out in the eleventh chapter.


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