Jermell Charlo wants Terence Crawford vs. Boots Ennis at 147
By Allan Fox: Jermell Charlo says Terence Crawford should fight his IBF mandatory Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis rather than chasing a fight against him.
Unfortunately, Crawford wants no part of the dangerous and talented Boots Ennis (31-0, 28 KOs), who is on his doorstep and waiting for him to fight or vacate his IBF welterweight title. Boots could beat Crawford & make him look all of his 36 years of age.
Crawford has this idea in his head that he’s going to get a fight with Canelo Alvarez at 168, but if he listened to the Mexican star’s interview this week, that’s not going to happen. Canelo basically said Crawford hadn’t fought enough top-level opposition to share the ring with him.
Crawford doesn’t realize that Canelo has put him in the same boat as David Benavidez, who he also has said hasn’t fought enough top-caliber opposition to fight him.
As such, unless Crawford listens to what Canelo is saying, he will be waiting for nothing. When fighters are money-focused and forget about boxing being a sport, they lose out.
Canelo isn’t kidding around. He wants Crawford to raise his profile by fighting the big dogs before he’ll fight him, and the way he does that is by fighting Boots Ennis, for starters, and then these guys:
- David Benavidez
- David Morrell Jr.
- Diego Pacheco
- Caleb Plant
- Demetrius Andrade
- Dmitry Bivol
The image of Crawford is warped in the eye of fans due to his win over a weight-drained Errol Spence, who looked like he’d taken too many pounds off in a hurry during camp.
We’ve all seen how people look when they’ve been on a rapid weight loss program. They don’t look after, with the skeletal appearance, skin hanging, and an older look. Spence is a classic example of that. He looked like someone who had been through hell to trim down from 190 to 147.
Crawford says he only wants the big fights now against Jermell, Canelo Alvarez, and a rematch with Errol Spence Jr. However, Crawford is still sitting on his four welterweight titles with no intention of defending them against the young killer Boots Ennis.
Bud appears to be holding onto his undisputed welterweight champion for marketing & negotiating purposes, so that can be a selling point for his fights rather than being referred to as a former four-belt champ.
“I’m putting Boots in there with Crawford. I want to see Boots and Crawford go at it. That’d be nice; leave us alone,” said Jermell Charlo to Showtime Boxing about his wanting to see Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford defend his undisputed welterweight championship against his IBF mandatory Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis.
It’s safe to say Crawford will never fight Boott because he can’t count on him being weight-drained or coming from a car crash, and the money wouldn’t bee out of this world good.
Mosley on Crawford vs. Boots Ennis = “Best fight”
“Jaron Ennis doesn’t have a lot of pull like all them, but that’s actually the best fight for Crawford,” said Shane Mosley to MillCity Boxing about Boots Ennis vs. Terence Crawford.
“I actually think so,” said Mosley when asked if Ennis gives Crawford more problems than Jermell. “He [Boots] can switch both hands, has good power, speed, young, great instincts, and I think that’s probably the better fight.
“Jermell is 50-50 too, because he’s little bit bigger. That’s really good fight, too,” said Mosley about Crawford fighting Jermell. “All three of them, that’s a good round robin for all of them. I would like to see each one of them fight each other.
“Go and fight Canelo and stuff, no, I wouldn’t do that, but he’s [Crawford] getting money. The fights I want to see are Charlo, Boots & Crawford. These are fights that need to be fought,” said Mosley.
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