Crawford’s championships, which he has no intention of defending, might be taken away by the WBA, WBC, and WBO shortly after the IBF stripped him of them.
Jaron “Boots Ennis” has reportedly been promoted to be the NEW 147-pound champion. Terence Crawford, the interim champion has reportedly lost the IBF welterweight title.
After being stripped of the title and Jaron Ennis being promoted to the full champion at 147, the 36-year-old Crawford’s 15 minutes of glory as the IBF champion are over.
Terence Crawford Losing His Title Belt After He Chooses An Easier Way To Fight Errol Jr.
He could have kept the title if Terence had agreed with Boots Ennis to fight for the IBF title. Instead, he chose the easier route and fought Errol Spence Jr. at 154 or 168, then fought several times.
Allan Fox won’t hold his breath for Terence Crawford to face Boots Ennis to try to regain the IBF title, but he could always try.
Boots Ennis has a high level of caliber and is a young fighter. He should not be taken for granted.
Boots Ennis was elevated to the IBF title by the IBF outside the ring, but fans are divided on the matter. It’s not the way they would have liked to see him win it.
Crawford’s titles, which he does not intend to defend, could be taken by the WBA. WBC. and WBO soon after the IBF stripped them from him.
Terence Crawford’s 147-pound title was won by the IBF and WBA with his TKO victory in the ninth round against Spence Jr., last July. It’s believed that he will move up to 154 pounds for the rematch early in 2024. After that, Crawford will either stay at 154 to take on Jermell Charlo or, should he be able to secure a championship chance against Canelo Alvarez, go up to 168.
Crawford (40-0,31 KOs) has not informed the IBF he will not be defending his title at 147 pounds in his upcoming rematch against Errol Spence. This rematch is expected to take place at 154 pounds. The source for Crawford’s disqualification is not mentioned in the Michael Benson report:
but the story is going on like wildfire and supporters are happy that Terence has no intention of defending the IBF title against Boots.