By Chris Williams – 06/14/2024 – Comments

WBC middleweight champion Carlos Adames believes it’s “dangerous” for Terence Crawford’s life to move up to 168 to challenge Canelo Alvarez for his world titles at super middleweight.

Adames Questions the Need for the Canelo Fight

Adames feels that Crawford (40-0, 31 KOs), who turns 37 in September, doesn’t need to move up to super middleweight to fight Canelo. The Nebraska native Crawford hasn’t fought at 154, 160, or 168 before, and he’s not ready to make that kind of step up.

Crawford will be fighting WBC junior middleweight champion Israil Madrimov on August 3rd, which will be his first fight at 154. From there, assuming Crawford’s victorious, he’ll skip the 160-lb division and go straight to 168 to challenge Canelo for his belts without acclimatizing himself.

“I don’t think Crawford needs the Canelo fight right now. I think it’s kind of needless for him because his reputation has been cemented, and a punch from Canelo could not only be dangerous for him to lose the fight but also dangerous for his life. So, no need for Crawford to cross the line into such a heavy weight class,” said Carlos Adames to Sean Zittel’s YouTube channel.

Adames (23-1, 18 KOs) defends his WBC middleweight title this Saturday, June 15th, against Terrell Gausha (24-3-1, 12 KOs) on the Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis vs. Frank Martin card.

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Last Updated on 06/14/2024


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