Crawford’s trainer on Spence: Terence will “Finish this dude off”

By Boxing News - 06/19/2023 - Comments

By Adam Baskin: Terence Crawford’s trainer Brian ‘BoMac’ McIntyre was already in a celebratory mood today, envisioning a knockout win for his fighter over IBF/WBA/WBC welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr.

Drunk on the past successes for WBO 147-lb champ Crawford (39-0, 30 KOs) over the likes of David Avanesyan, Amir Khan, and Kell Brook, trainer BoMac doesn’t see how the Omaha, Nebraska native can lose this fight against Errol.

With the wild-eyed look on BoMac’s face, there needs to be a level-headed assistant trainer with a towel ready to throw inside the ring to save Crawford starts getting worked over by Spence.

You don’t want Crawford to stay out there too long, soaking up punishment from Spence if it’s a lost cause on July 29th. That’s the whole problem.

BoMac is talking like he will send Crawford straight into the teeth of Spence’s offense, looking to outgun him in the trenches. That sounds like a really bad idea.

If Crawford goes straight at Spence, he will get chewed up and finished within six rounds. Crawford is too old like that against a fighter like Spence, who has been a seek & destroy brawler his entire career.

“I’m ecstatic to be a part of a history-making moment when Terence finish this dude off,” said trainer Brian ‘BoMac’ McIntyre to Fight Hub TV about his fighter Terence Crawford in his contest against Errol Spence Jr on July 29th.

BoMac doesn’t have his feet planted firmly on the ground because he’s seen Crawford dominating the sub-level cannon fodder fed to him by his well-meaning former promoters at Top Rank.

They seemed reluctant to take the training wheels off Crawford during the 14 years he was with him, so his experience was limited to lesser fighters.

Perhaps Top Rank knew something that we don’t about Crawford. If they believed in him, they would have matched him against quality opposition years ago.

“For Terence to be excited and enthused about going in there proving what he has been telling the world all along is actually an easy job for us because once you get a person that is on a mission, they’re going to do everything that’s impossible to their ability to prepare themselves to go out there and be great,” BoMac continued about Crawford.

BoMac almost sounds like an overconfident war-like type of trainer, leading Crawford into what could be a massacre against Spence (28-0, 22 KOs). Crawford doesn’t have the experience against world-level opposition at 147 yet for BoMac to be so sure of victory against Spence.

Hopefully, BoMac is guiding Terence into this fight with his head in the right place because if he thinks his fighter Crawford can’t be beaten and can walk on water, Spence could rout him and send him back to Omaha beltless.

“We can train the fighter all day long, day in and day out for weeks and months and time after time again, but in reality, it comes from the fighter,” said BoMac.

“It comes from the heart and makes a job easier for me and the rest of the coaches because it ain’t no getting him up to go. It’s slowing him down. So for a fighter of that caliber, it’s phenomenal to see.

“For Errol to say, ‘I’m going to come and break you,’ he’s just throwing fuel on the fire because that’s a challenge that Terence wants, and he going to make sure that he reminds him of what he said.

“Just by his boxing IQ, his power, his will, his termination to finish, just do it all the the way that you know how bad Terence wanted to fight and how much he prepares.

“We’re probably going to be prepared to go 24 rounds, but if he hurts him, he’s going to stop him. So that already tells you something,” said BoMac about Crawford going for the knockout if he gets Spence in trouble.

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