Trainer of Terence Crawford, Brian ‘BoMac’ McIntyre, has explained how he devised ‘Bud’s fight plan ahead of the mammoth showdown with Errol Spence Jr, which resulted in in one of the most devastatingly one-sided mega-fights since the turn of the millennium.
Crawford dominated Spence back in July, dropping his rival in round two to set the tone for the bout, before getting the all-important stoppage in the seventh-round to claim the undisputed welterweight title.
In an interview with Pro Box TV, ‘BoMac’ declared that Spence never changed his fight style since turning professional and was easy to prepare for as a result.
“I have been watching him since he was an amateur and he still fights the same, from back then to now. So, when he actually came onto our radar after accomplishing 140lbs, I started studying him a little bit more and he did exactly what I thought he was going to do, lunge in, widen his guard, slap him with the left-hand.
“He did exactly what we worked on to try and counter. The first round probably went to Spence because he backed ‘Bud’ up just a little bit and caught him in that corner, but then after he [Crawford] got his range and he started timing him, it was just like a home-run hit.
“After he dropped him in that second-round, it was just a matter of time, he would have stopped him [in the second] if he had a little more time because when he got up he was wobbly.”
The pair have been linked to another fight with each other up at 154lbs. Spence claimed he was drained at the weight, believing that the contest would play out differently at super-welterweight.