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Boots Ennis Refutes Crawford’s Claims, Welcomes Potential Combat

Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis denies that he was supplied two fights towards Terence Crawford as a welterweight previously. Boots (31-0, 28 KOs) says he would take it if supplied a match with Crawford.

Boots Ennis Responds to Crawford

Ennis states that when he was supplied a combat towards Crawford (40-0, 31 KOs), he mentioned, ‘Yeah,’ and that was the final he heard from him. As an alternative of Crawford preventing him, the Nebraska native selected to face David Avanesyan in December 2022 in his hometown of Omaha.

Boots doesn’t know what to make of it, nevertheless it seemed fairly clear. Crawford didn’t need any a part of preventing the younger lion, who’s terrorizing the 147-lb division and appears unbeatable.

Crawford’s Deal with Canelo Alvarez

At Crawford’s age, dealing with Boots can be a foul profession transfer, particularly when he’s being groomed for a mega-payday towards Canelo Alvarez on the prime of the 12 months in 2025.

Crawford informed Forbes this week that he’s concerned about preventing a rematch with Errol Spence Jr. if he defeats WBC/WBO 154-lb champion Sebastian Fundora later this 12 months. Boots Ennis shouldn’t be in Crawford’s orbit or photo voltaic system, and it doesn’t appear to be he’ll be.

“What two alternatives did I’ve to combat him? He selected Avanesyan; he may’ve picked me,” mentioned Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis to the Cigar Discuss YouTube channel, rebutting what Terence Crawford had mentioned about him turning down a combat towards him.

Ennis’s Willingness to Combat

“That’s who he [Crawford] selected, so you’ll be able to’t blame me. I get a name; I’m going to take it. Why would I not take it?” Boots continued. “Then, when he did ask, can we wish to combat, we mentioned ‘Yeah’ and we by no means heard nothing else again about it. That’s the combat that everyone desires to see; I wish to do it.”

Clearly, if Crawford wished a combat towards Boots Ennis, he wouldn’t have left the welterweight division in a rush after defeating Spence final July.

Crawford would have made it some extent to defend his 4 belts towards Boots Ennis earlier than transferring as much as junior middleweight, however he didn’t, and you may perceive why.

It’s a tough combat for Crawford, and as Tim Bradley factors out, there’s “fear” there. Crawford can be a idiot to not be anxious. He’s received that enormous Canelo payday in entrance of him, and all he’s received to do is win his combat towards Israil Madrimov, the WBA junior middleweight champion, on August third to punch his ticket for the combat towards Alvarez subsequent 12 months.

Ennis’s Deal with Avanesyan 

Boots Ennis is defending his IBF welterweight title this Saturday, July thirteenth, towards Avanesyan (30-4-1, 18 KOs), dwell on DAZN from the Wells Fargo Middle in Philadelphia.

John Anderson
John Anderson
John Anderson is a seasoned sports journalist with over 15 years of experience covering the NFL, NBA, and MLB. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, John has worked with ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and The New York Times. His insightful analysis and in-depth reporting have earned him multiple awards in sports journalism.


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