After putting in one of the greatest performances of this generation against Errol Spence Jr in July to capture the undisputed welterweight world championship, there are few who believe there are any fighters at 147lbs capable of causing Terence Crawford too much of a problem.
However, Hall of Famer Shane Mosley admitted he sees things slightly differently, and named a fighter in the division who he believes could “give Crawford some work.”
In a recent interview with KO Artist Sports, Mosley named rising American star Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis as someone he believes could pose a stiff test for ‘Bud,’ due to his “power, speed and mobility.”
“Crawford is the pound for pound best. Because he has all the tools. He can box, he can punch, fight you on the inside, outside – anywhere! And he can knock you out.”
“I’m not sure if he could beat him, but ‘Boots’ could give him some good work. He’s young, he’s got a lot of power, speed and mobility. So I think he could give him some work.”
Ennis currently holds the IBF Interim World title at welterweight, meaning he would be likely be one of the first names in the queue for a shot at Crawford if the pound for pound king decided to remain at the weight class.
However, unfortunately for Ennis, this appears to be unlikely. A rematch with Errol Spence Jr is expected to be Crawford’s final fight at his current weight before making good on a promise to jump up to super middle for a shot at Canelo Alvarez following that. If that can’t be made, he’s expected to try his hand at super welter.