Terence Crawford has stated that ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is afraid to face black fighters.
Crawford has specifically referenced Álvarez’s reluctance to book fights with Demetrius Andrade and Jermall Charlo. According to Crawford, this is because black fighters have typically given Canelo the most trouble over the course of his career. While it is true that Canelo’s sole loss comes by way of Floyd Mayweather, it is also worth noting that Mayweather has also defeated 48 other opponents, and not lost once along the way.
Speaking on DAZN‘s Ak and Barak Show, Crawford had the following to say about Alvarez:
“He’s shied away from Jermall Charlo and Andrade for a long time. When you look at Canelo’s career, it’s like he’s shied away from the black fighters.
“I think the black fighters give him the most problems,” said Terrence Crawford (H/T Boxing News 24H).
While Jermall Charlo was certainly a name in the mix for Canelo’s next fight, one can hardly argue that a fight against Billy Joe Saunders (30-0), is Alvarez taking the easy way out. Regardless, Charlo now looks set to face off against David Benavidez.
Canelo will fight Saunders on May 8th at the AT&T arena, with fans in full attendance for the first time since the pandemic struck.
Who do you see winning out of Canelo vs Saunders? Do you think Terence Crawford’s comments have merit? Let us know in the comments.