Floyd Mayweather hails Terence Crawford as pound-for-pound king
Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. is certain that WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford is the best there is at the moment.
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has had a remarkable run this year, having made himself an undisputed champion after stopping Caleb Plant. However, for his former foe Floyd Mayweather Jr., it wasn’t enough to be hailed “pound-for-pound” best.
According to Mayweather, the said title belongs to his compatriot and Terence Crawford. In fact, “Money” is even convinced that Crawford is like a younger version of himself.
“The p4p best fighter in boxing right now is Terence Crawford,” Mayweather said via Fighthype.com.
“There’s a lot of helluva fighters out there and he’s one of the guys that, he’s a motherf****r,” he added. “One thing I like about him, he reminds me of a young Floyd Mayweather. He can fight his a** off. I mean, he’s a lot older than I was.”
Mayweather may have a point given Crawford is also an unbeaten fighter like him. However, “Bud” doesn’t think he’s already up there. Instead, he admitted that it is Canelo Alvarez who has achieved the feat.
“He (Alvarez) is definitely doing things differently to me because he is able and capable of doing those things,” Crawford said of Canelo via Sky Sports. “He has fought four times in the past year. He has become undisputed.”
“He is getting all of the fights that he wants right now,” the American continued. “Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to.”
Things are expected to be exciting between Canelo and Crawford as the latter has already expressed his desire to take on the Mexican superstar in the future.