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Canelo vs. Crawford: Damian Lillard’s Take on the Potential Showdown

In an exclusive interview with Chris ‘See Hendo’ Henderson, Milwaukee Bucks All-Star Point Guard Damian Lillard opened up about the much-discussed potential bout between Terence Crawford and Canelo Alvarez. Known for his insightful takes on various sports, Lillard didn’t shy away from sharing his thoughts on the intriguing matchup that has captivated the boxing world.

As the conversation flowed, Henderson delved into the boxing world, referencing a previous conversation where they had discussed the intersection of basketball and boxing. A year later, the two found themselves revisiting the topic, this time focusing on the potential clash between two formidable fighters, Terence Crawford and Canelo Alvarez.

Lillard began by expressing his admiration for Canelo Alvarez, acknowledging the boxing legend’s remarkable achievements within the sport. “I’m a huge Canelo fan. Obviously, you know what he’s accomplished in the sport; he’s a true icon,” Lillard remarked. He emphasized that, in his opinion, Canelo is still at the peak of his game, a testament to his dedication and skill set.

When the discussion shifted towards Crawford potentially moving up in weight to face Canelo, Lillard offered a unique perspective. “In boxing, part of your body, they go through a lot, and you slow down. But I’m still thinking that Canelo is on top of the top,” he noted. Lillard dismissed the notion that Canelo might be a smaller fighter, emphasizing his ability to handle the weight difference and still perform at an elite level.

Highlighting the competitive spirit that drives both fighters, Lillard commented on Crawford’s mindset. “You know, the competitor in him, like the dog… I got Bud beating him,” Lillard asserted confidently. He echoed the sentiment that Crawford’s tenacity and skills could potentially outshine Canelo in the ring.

In a captivating conversation with Chris ‘See Hendo’ Henderson, Damian Lillard provided a unique and informed perspective on the potential matchup between Terence Crawford and Canelo Alvarez. Lillard’s admiration for Canelo’s accomplishments and his belief in Crawford’s ability to triumph showcased the depth of his understanding of the sweet science. As boxing enthusiasts eagerly await official announcements, Lillard’s insights add another layer of excitement and anticipation to this potential blockbuster fight.

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Written by Landon Buford

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