Speculation on Terence Crawford’s next opponent sprang up as soon as the dust had settled on his masterclass against Errol Spence Jr last weekend.
Though Crawford’s next move will depend on whether Spence decides to activate a contractual rematch clause, one of the names at the front of the queue isn’t particularly keen on waiting.
IBF Interim world champion Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis told YSM Sports Media that he is not dissuaded by those claiming he is not ready for a shot at undisputed welterweight world champion Crawford.
“I can’t wait to take that cheese – keep doubting me! When I do take it, keep that same energy and don’t switch sides, stay where y’all at.
“That’s the first option. I want that [to fight Crawford] now.”
At 26 years old, many feel ‘Boots’ is heir to Crawford’s welterweight throne, though it would take a brave man to back him against the Omaha man if the fight was to happen next.
Though Ennis has been extremely impressive in his 31 professional fights thus far, a fight against Crawford would represent a huge step up in class and one he would go into a sizeable betting underdog.
However, if Spence is to make good on his post fight claims and activate a contractual rematch clause, Ennis will have to wait for his shot at world glory against Crawford.
‘The Truth’ has stated he would prefer a second meeting between the pair take place up at super welterweight, though Crawford holds all the cards in the negotiations next time around will have final say on that.