BoMac Shuts Down Crawford vs. Eubank Jr. Buzz: “It’s Fake News”

By Chris Williams - 03/16/2024 - Comments

Terence Crawford’s trainer, Brian ‘BoMac’ McIntyre, has ruled out a fight between the Nebraska native and middleweight Chris Eubank Jr. Since Crawford and Eubank Jr. share the same trainer, Brian “Bomac” McIntyre, he said the match isn’t happening between them.

The 35-year-old Eubank Jr. was the one who started the rumors of a fight between him and Crawford occurring by creating a fight poster of him and Terence, posting it on social media.

“It’s fake news, man. I don’t know who put that out there,” McIntyre told Thaboxingvoice about the rumors of Crawford fighting Eubank Jr.

“Somebody said Eubank did. He could be just playing or something like that. But, you know, stay in the gym, so anything comes his way, he’ll be ready for it.”

No Gain for Crawford: U.S. Fans Wouldn’t Care

It’s a good thing Crawford isn’t fighting Eubank Jr. because the match would have done nothing to create interest from U.S. boxing fans and wouldn’t have strengthened his position of getting the golden parachute retirement payday he’s hoping to get against Canelo Alvarez.

Eubank Jr. is an aging domestic-level British fighter whose best career win was against equally old Liam Smith, 35, who was well past his prime and no longer relevant.

BoMac isn’t saying who the 36-year-old Crawford (40-0, 31 KOs) will be facing next, as he’s been sitting on the shelf collecting dust since his win over Errol Spence Jr.

Crawford has made it known that he’d like to move up to super middleweight to challenge Canelo Alvarez for his undisputed championship. However, Crawford needs to move up to 168 and prove himself against one or two killers in the division if he wants to fight Canelo.

The Path to Canelo: Crawford Needs Risk at 168

It won’t help Crawford if he beats a 154-lb fighter or one of the flawed fighters at 160. If Crawford wants that payday against Canelo badly enough, he needs to take the ultimate risk by moving up to 168 and beating two or three of the talents:

1. David Benavidez
2. David Morrell Jr.
3. Caleb Plant

It’s got to be scary for Crawford to want to risk his unbeaten record on fighting the super middleweight division’s elite, but if he wants all the dough that would come from a retirement fight against Canelo, he’s got to fight the best. Beating the weight-drained, car crash-wrecked Errol Spence Jr. isn’t enough.

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