Coach Brian ‘BoMac’ McIntyre says his fighter, unified three-belt welterweight champion Terence Crawford, has no real interest in combating the IBF champ Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis, saying he brings “Nothing to the desk.”
BoMac says the struggle Crawford (40-0, 31 KOs) needs is a title shot towards undisputed tremendous middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez subsequent, and he believes he can get the match and win it.
Ignoring Ennis: A Dangerous Technique
The 36-year-old Crawford’s drawback is that Canelo is predicted to face Jermall Charlo subsequent on Might 4th, leaving Terence empty-handed with no opponent and no choices.
It’s dangerous for BoMac and Crawford to dismiss the struggle towards Boots Ennis as a result of that’s his solely choice for the foreseeable future.
This author believes Crawford has change into spoiled rotten from his first mega-fight final July towards Errol Spence and now solely needs further mega-money bouts.
Crawford doesn’t need to return to the traditional paydays he was getting earlier than the Spence conflict. He solely needs the large money; if he doesn’t get it, he’ll simply sit. It’s a great way of wrecking a profession, and we’ve seen it accomplished with numerous fighters after they get a giant payday.
Chasing Canelo: The Dream and the Dilemma
Crawford can sit inactive, ready and hoping Canelo will bless him for a struggle in September, however they might not occur. Staying inactive would harm Crawford’s reputation, corresponding to it’s as a result of he’s by no means been a giant PPV attraction throughout his profession.
The one time Crawford was concerned in a profitable PPV was when he fought Errol Spence final July, and the success of that struggle was arguably as a result of Errol’s reputation.
“No, he doesn’t deliver nothing to the desk. He bought our leftovers,” mentioned coach Brian ‘BoMac’ McIntyre to the media, throwing chilly water on the concept of WBA, WBC & WBO welterweight champion Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford combating IBF champ Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis in an undisputed championship subsequent.
“Why would Bud need to go backwards? Bud is on the lookout for greater and higher fights so he can etch his identify within the concrete eternally.
“I don’t know. I don’t actually have a look at not one of the welterweight since we cleared the division out. I’m accomplished,” mentioned BoMac, rapidly exiting the interview after he was requested if the proficient 26-year-old Ennis is simply behind Crawford because the #2 fighter within the welterweight division.