Tim Bradley Assesses Terence Crawford Chances Against Canelo Alvarez A 30-40% Shot at Super Middleweight Showdown

Photo: Instagram/Tim Bradley

Tim Bradley has offered his assessment of Terence Crawford's chances against Canelo Alvarez in a super middleweight clash for Canelo's four belts, giving Crawford a 30-40% chance of victory.

This estimation is somewhat more optimistic than Chris Williams, who only grants Crawford a 10% chance, contingent on Canelo fighting while injured. Bradley acknowledges Crawford's superior skill set and his ability to set traps and exploit Canelo's high guard.

However, Bradley's skepticism stems from the considerable size advantage that Canelo holds over Crawford. He expresses uncertainty about Crawford's ability to withstand Canelo's power, as Crawford has faced few heavy punchers in his career, with the most notable being Errol Spence, who was weight-drained during their bout.

Photo: Instagram/Tim Bradley

The question arises: Is Canelo simply too big for Crawford to handle? Crawford may need to initiate contact and attempt to persuade Canelo to grant him a chance, as it seems Canelo is currently uninterested in facing opponents from lower weight classes.

Bradley acknowledges that Canelo can be outboxed, citing Dmitry Bivol's success. Still, he questions whether Crawford, at 5'8" and giving away over 20 pounds, can endure Canelo's power throughout the fight. Additionally, Crawford's age, 36, is not ideal for moving up three weight divisions to take on Canelo.

While Bradley believes Crawford could present more challenges than Jermell Charlo, he emphasizes the size disparity and Crawford's potential retreat when faced with Canelo's aggression. Crawford might resort to evasive tactics, similar to his fight with Viktor Postol, which could disappoint fans and play into Canelo's hands.

Bradley acknowledges Crawford's skill set and believes he could defeat Canelo if they were the same size. However, he suggests that Crawford should prove himself against other top contenders in the division before pursuing a showdown with Canelo.

In conclusion, Bradley rates Crawford's chances at 30-40% due to the size difference, expressing admiration for Crawford's skills but emphasizing the need for him to face top opponents in the division before seeking a matchup with Canelo.

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Source: Boxing News 24

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