The legendary Mexican ex-champion in three weights Julio Cesar Chavez named two fighters currently vying for the title of the best in the world, regardless of weight category.
According to Chavez, these are Saul Alvarez (53-1-2, 36 KO) and Terence Crawford (36-0-0, 27 KO).
“For me, the best fighter in the world is still Saul Alvarez. Because of the opposition. I think he and Terence Crawford are fighting for this title. But I, without a doubt, think that Saul, with all due respect to those who do not like it, the best opposition.
The fighters that Canelo met and identified him as the best in the “pound-for-pound” rating. And yet, I think Crawford is a much better boxer, “said Chavez Sr.