By Chris Williams: Steven Nelson, a pal of Terence Crawford, says Bud is providing the rematch to Errol Spence at 147, and if he chooses to not settle for it, the Omaha, Nebraska native will transfer as much as 168 to face four-belt tremendous middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez to attempt to change into a three-division undisputed champ.
What Nelson says about Crawford transferring as much as 168 to face Canelo if the Spence rematch doesn’t occur feels like a pipe dream that has no probability of occurring on this lifetime.
Canelo already stated this week he’s NOT going to struggle Crawford if he strikes as much as 168 as a result of there’s nothing for him to achieve.
Crawford should face murderers’ row
If Crawford desires to maneuver as much as tremendous middleweight and earn the struggle in opposition to Canelo by beating the Murderers’ Row, David Benavidez, David Morrell Jr., and Demetrius Andrade, then one other factor, however that’s clearly not what he has in thoughts.
Crawford desires to maneuver as much as 168 and be given a straight shot at Canelo with out working for it. That’s not occurring, although, as Crawford is not going to be given a struggle with Canelo with out operating the gauntlet by beating Benavidez, Morrell Andrade Jr., and Diego Pacheco. If Crawford doesn’t need to try this, he’s out of luck.
Spence doubtless will take the rematch at 147 if that’s the one choice to face Crawford once more, so that is all pointless junk.
There’s no approach that Spence will stroll away from all that cash and provides his probability to attempt to avenge his loss to Crawford. With the $20 million payday Spence can get preventing Crawford once more, he’ll don’t have any downside boiling all the way down to 147 once more.
If Spence loses, he loses, however he received’t hand over on the rematch if Crawford says it will probably solely occur at 147.
“Bud is providing Errol a struggle at 147. If he doesn’t take it, which we’re hoping he doesn’t as a result of it’s a waste of time, Bud desires to do one thing that’s by no means been carried out and transfer up three weight lessons to beat Canelo,” stated Steven Nelson on social media.
“Then he’ll struggle Charlo at 168 for undisputed. Every thing has technique behind it,” stated Nelson when instructed by a poster that Crawford won’t get the struggle for the undisputed at 168 if Jermell Charlo defeats Canelo Alvarez on September thirtieth.
Crawford (40-0, 31 KOs) hasn’t confirmed that he’s solely providing Spence the rematch at 147. With Crawford profitable their July twenty ninth struggle, the rematch clause permits him to decide on which weight the second struggle with Errol will happen.
So if Crawford desires it to be at 147, he can try this, which might make it tough for Spence, clearly as a result of he had a tough time making the burden final time.
There are rumors floating round that Crawford will agree to maneuver the rematch to 154 if Spence makes it worthwhile for him to take action.
If it’s true that Crawford is giving Spence (28-1, 22 KOs) just one choice of boiling all the way down to 147 for the rematch, that will be a petty transfer on Terence’s half, as Errol didn’t must face him final July. He allowed Crawford to struggle him; it will be a tragic assertion if he have been compelled to struggle him at 147.
Terence must deal with what’s actual
As an alternative of Crawford specializing in a struggle that may by no means occur in opposition to Canelo, he ought to be defending his IBF title in opposition to his obligatory Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis as a result of that belt might be stripped from him if he doesn’t make that protection.
If Crawford strikes as much as 154, his choices are restricted to Brian Mendoza, Tim Tszyu, Jesus Ramos, Sebastian Fundora, and Erickson Lubin. These will not be PPV begins, sadly, for Crawford.
Jermell Charlo has already stated he’s not returning to 154 and that if Crawford desires to struggle him, he’ll must do it at 160.