Errol Spence Jr. was the biggest challenge for Terence Crawford. For years now, conjecture turned into full-blown arguments as fans of both fighters gave their predictions. On paper, Spence vs. Crawford was about as 50/50 a matchup as you could get. In reality, however, Crawford barely broke a sweat.

On July 29th, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Omaha, Nebraska, native sliced and diced his man, dropping him a total of three times before stopping him in the ninth.

Crawford stood at the top of the welterweight mountain, happy but far from content. At 147, the pound-for-pound star doesn't believe that any of the former champions or young up-and-comers are worthy of his time. At both 154 pounds and 160, the cupboard is even more bare.

So, with Crawford needing to find a dance partner that can grab his attention, he audaciously called out Canelo Alvarez. Initially, Crawford offered a catchweight of either 158 or 160 pounds. Alvarez though, passed. Simply put, if Crawford was truly interested, he would have no choice but to pack on 21 pounds of muscle and head over to the super middleweight division.

After giving it a bit more thought, the 35-year-old has agreed. Since making his intentions known, several names, including Oscar De La Hoya, are convinced that Crawford has what it takes to get the job done. Paulie Malignaggi, on the other hand, doesn't like his chances.

“I think he’s too small,” Malignaggi told Fight Hub TV.

Before any fantasy showdown can take place, Crawford will sit back and cross his fingers as Alvarez is scheduled to defend his IBF, WBO, WBA, and WBC super middleweight titles against Jermell Charlo on September 30th.

Although they aren't the best of friends, or even like each other, Charlo is attempting to beat Crawford to the punch. The current undisputed champ at 154 has added 14 pounds of muscle to his frame ahead of his date with the Mexican star.

Malignaggi also finds it hard to believe that Charlo has a chance. In terms of Crawford, the former two-division titlist is confident that Crawford can match Alvarez in the skills department but the sheer size and power that Alvarez is bringing to the table is a whole different animal.

Nevertheless, as Crawford likes to say, size doesn't win fights. Facing someone as stocky and powerful as Alvarez will be a handful but considering that he hasn’t come close to losing a fight in his career, Crawford isn’t worried about the size disadvantage he would be up against.

To a certain extent, Malignaggi doesn't agree. Prior to his lopsided victory over Spence, the loquacious former fighter turned commentator was siding with the former unified champ, mostly because of his size.

For a moment, Malignaggi forgot about his erroneous prediction. Once the lightbulb flickered on and his memory kicked in, he immediately backtracked.

“But then again, I thought he was too small for Spence, shows what I know.”