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Crawford Has A “Very Difficult Fight” With A Champion Named by Roy Jones Jr.

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Amidst rumors that a rematch between Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. may not happen, four-division world champion Roy Jones Jr. has turned his attention to Terence Crawford’s next possible encounter.

In July of last year, “Bud” Crawford made history by dominating and stopping Spence. As a result, he became the first multi-divisional four-belt undisputed champion and the first four-belt welterweight champion.

But soon after the fight, 26-year-old Jaron “Boots” Ennis was touted as the new champion, and Crawford lost the IBF welterweight world title.

The two are now being mentioned as a potential All-American matchup, and Roy Jones Jr. told YSM Sports Media that the aggressive Ennis might be able to give Crawford his first loss of the career in what would probably be the latter’s last fight at 147 pounds.

“We haven’t seen Boots in against a guy who has touched him well enough to really test his chin, so I’m not sure [how that goes].”

The only thing about him that we don’t yet know is whether or not he can withstand a strong blow because we haven’t witnessed it, but in terms of technique, he is really skilled.

“That fight would be extremely difficult for Crawford because he has it all, and anything can happen to a guy with Boots Ennis’ caliber of talent and skill.” It’s a tremendous battle, don’t get me wrong, Bud has that same level of expertise.

Ennis has been outspoken in his criticism of Crawford, insisting that the debatable pound-for-pound champion try to win back his former title.

But it appears that “Bud” is not as excited about the plan, preferring to advance to super-welterweight or maybe make a three-division leap to super-middleweight in order to challenge the famous Canelo Alvarez for the undisputed 168-pound title.

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