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Chavez: Canelo is Pound-For-Pound Best, But Crawford More Complete

Mexican boxing legend Julio Cesar Chavez is fully behind Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez being regarded as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

There are some who viewed Vasiliy Lomachenko as the pound-for-pound best - but two weeks ago he tasted defeat with a decision loss to Teofimo Lopez.

And there are also some who view WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford as the best fighter in the world.

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Crawford will return to action on November 14, when he faces former champion Kell Brook.

Canelo's next fight is unknown. He is currently involved in a lawsuit against his promoter, Golden Boy Promotions, and streaming app DAZN.

He last saw action in November of last year, when he jumped up by two weight classes to score a knockout over Sergey Kovalev to capture the WBO light heavyweight title.

Chavez views Canelo as the best fighter based on his record and level of opposition - which includes opponents like Floyd Mayweather, Gennady Golovkin, Erislandy Lara, Shane Mosley, James Kirkland, Alfredo Angulo, Liam Smith, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, Daniel Jacobs, and Kovalev.

But, Chavez does admit Crawford is the more complete fighter.

"For me [the best pound-for-pound fighter] is still Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, because of the kind of opposition he has had. I think it's between Terence Crawford and Canelo Alvarez, but I definitely think that Alvarez has [the top spot]... with all due respect, whether you like it or not and many people like him.... but he has had better opposition," Chavez said to David Faitelson.

"The opponents that Canelo has had position him as the best pound-for-pound fighter, although for me Terence Crawford is much better [as a boxer], more complete than Canelo Alvarez."

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Comment by Silver Spear on 11-03-2020

[QUOTE=Jab jab boom;20858494]your arguments for Canelo winning have went from facial bruising, to body language while dismissing actual punches landed. Lol. OK. At 36 yrs old, ggg was the busier, more active fighter who landed more punches while Canelo fought…

Comment by Carpe Diem on 11-03-2020

[QUOTE=Doctor_Tenma;20845319]There is no evidence to suggest Crawford is more complete, none whatsoever. Canelo has displayed a wider arsenal in the ring but I wouldn't say Canelo is more complete either, even though there is more evidence to suggest he is,…

Comment by Jab jab boom on 11-03-2020

[QUOTE=Silver Spear;20858479]Again with the 100 power shots argument. I could care less what punch stats looked like after the fight. Ggg's power shots were not landing with the same effectiveness like Canelo's were. Ggg's power shots were not pushing back…

Comment by Silver Spear on 11-03-2020

[QUOTE=Jab jab boom;20858460]saying canelos power shots > than ggg jabs ignores the over 100 power shots ggg landed. It ignores that ggg was the busier fighter who also closed the fight stronger. It also ignores that all of these power…

Comment by Silver Spear on 11-03-2020

[QUOTE=AKAcronym;20858436]You do know that there were two elbows and a headbutt landed by Canelo right? Not saying they were intentional or that Canelo didn't land his fair share of punches but going by facial damage is a stupid way to…

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