Terence Crawford had no respect for Jermell Charlo’s performance or callout after he lost to Canelo Alvarez on Saturday night.
Charlo, who was the undisputed light middleweight champion, moved up two weight classes to challenge Canelo for the undisputed super middleweight title at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. But he was outclassed and outpowered by Canelo, who won by unanimous decision with scores of 119-108, 118-109, and 118-109. Charlo barely put up a fight and was knocked down in the seventh round by Canelo.
Despite his defeat, Charlo (35-2-1) still had the audacity to call out Crawford, the undisputed welterweight champion and the current No. 1 pound-for-pound boxer in the world.
“I’m down to fight whoever, you know? Hey, I want to fight Terence Crawford. F*** that. I could fight Terence Crawford at my weight division,”
Charlo said post-fight. “Yeah, yeah, I know he’s somewhere around this joint. Tell Terence. Yeah, yeah, I’ll fight Terence Crawford.
Let him fight Errol Spence or whatever they got going on, get that out of the way, I’m waiting. I’m about to get back right into training. Tell him don’t worry about it.” Crawford, however, was not amused by Charlo’s callout. He took to social media to rip into Charlo’s performance and challenge.
Crawford, who recently became the undisputed welterweight champion by beating Errol Spence Jr., had already predicted that Canelo would beat Charlo in an interview.