Trainer Brian “Bomac” McIntyre says his leading charge Terence Crawford is still keen on a fight with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

McIntyre, talking to Fight Hub, said of Crawford: “That’s probably what he wants, Canelo. 

“Bud beats his ass. He outboxes him. [Weight] don’t matter. Bud’s been fighting bigger people all his life. 

“We know how to roll with punches, we know how to take your power. We can take your power away from you. How do you take the power away from a puncher? Timing. 

“It would be Errol Spence-Crawford II.”

Canelo has said he has no interest in the contest, which would match the undisputed champion at 147lbs with the undisputed champion at 168lbs, largely because of the size difference, and that it would place him in a no-win situation. 

“I respect that, because you get beat by the smaller man… “ said McIntyre. “The real boxing fans know Bud can beat Canelo. He might be bigger, but he don’t got the height, he don’t got the reach. He’s got a good boxing IQ, but he doesn’t have that crazy IQ that Terence has.”

Asked about what happens when Canelo faces Jaime Munguia in Las Vegas on May 4, McIntyre predicted: “Canelo’s going to stop him. I say in 10 rounds. It’s a decent fight, but Munguia’s isn’t ready for that level yet. He hasn’t been on that level yet.”

McIntyre derided any speculation about a Crawford fight with fellow McIntyre-trained boxer Chris Eubank Jr. as “fake news” was also asked to give his take on the April 20 New York clash between WBC junior welterweight titleholder Devin Haney and challenger Ryan Garcia.

“Devin Haney’s going to beat him because he’s got more experience, he’s been in bigger fights, and I believe he will be able to push him. Ryan’s got some speed, but Devin’s smart enough to time him. 

“[Garcia should] box and move, make Devin come to him, because Devin’s usually the boxer. 

“Make him get out of his comfort zone. Devin’s used to people coming to him, he’s a great boxer, he knows how to box. He knows how to box on his toes.”