Boxing Fight: Terence Crawford claims that Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is ‘getting all of the fights he wants’

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Boxing Fight: Terence Crawford has sent a disturbing message to boxing fans, claiming that “my time is coming” to dethrone Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez as the sport’s king.

Crawford, who is undefeated, will defend his WBO welterweight title against Shawn Porter on November 20 in the hardest test of his career to date.

Canelo’s undisputed super-middleweight title by ending the perfect records of Callum Smith, Billy Joe Saunders, and Caleb Plant within a year has earned him the title of the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world, a title Crawford believes is his.

“He is clearly doing things differently to me because he is able and capable of accomplishing those things,” Crawford said of Canelo’s record-breaking 12-month run.

“In the last year, he has fought four times.

“He has established himself as unrivalled.

“He is currently getting all of the fights he desires. Regrettably, I haven’t been able to.”

Crawford is a three-weight world champion who went unbeaten at super-lightweight (a feat that Josh Taylor has replicated) and is now the undisputed welterweight champion.

A rematch with long-time adversary Errol Spence Jr, the unbeaten IBF and WBC champion, never happened (Spence Jr was out of action due to a serious car crash and, this year, withdrew from fighting Manny Pacquiao due to a major eye injury).

Crawford had been looking for a top opponent since Pacquiao’s retirement from the sport until he was partnered with Porter, a former two-time champion who gave Spence Jr a run for his money.

Crawford will now have the opportunity to show the world that he is capable of surpassing Canelo as boxing’s No. 1 fighter.

“It’s been disappointing,” he said of Canelo’s recent form.

“But I shall have what is meant for me.

“Everything happens for a reason, and I believe my time has come.”

Crawford responded when asked what he wanted to prove: “To be the world’s finest boxer. Simple.

“I feel like I’m already there, but I have to prove it to the rest of the world, and it all starts with Porter.”

Crawford might finally open up a slew of significant fights if he defeats the tough and seasoned Porter.

Yordenis Ugas, who defeated Pacquiao, has the WBA title and would represent a unification fight.

Crawford’s next opponent will be rising sensation Vergil Ortiz Jr, who is ranked No. 1 by the WBO.

Taylor, who fights Jack Catterall on February 26, shares Top Rank as a promoter with Crawford. A fight between them would be a clash of undisputed champions.

Crawford has won all 37 of his fights, with 28 knockouts.

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