Brian McIntyre, trainer of Terence Crawford, has revealed that a rematch is set to take place between his fighter and long-term rival, Errol Spence Jr.
Crawford dominated and stopped Errol Spence Jr in sensational style last month, ending the contest in round nine and claiming the undisputed welterweight crown in the process.
Following on from the win, ‘Bud’ has reached a new level of superstardom, fame and respect within the sport, with many fans believing him to be the best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet.
To cement his legacy in the sport even further, ‘Bud’ has astonishingly made his desire to fight Saul ‘Canelo’ Álvarez clear – an unprecedented jump up three weight divisions in a bid to become a three-weight undisputed champion.
However, it seems that opportunity will have to wait.
‘BoMac’ told Pro Boxing Fans that Spence has officially activated his rematch clause to attempt to avenge the lone defeat of his professional career and dethrone the newly-crowned Crawford.
“Everything is going good [with Terence], he just text me yesterday and said that Spence has activated his rematch [clause]. He has just activated his rematch clause, that’s confirmed, but we don’t have a date and stuff like that yet. I’m hoping [it takes place by the end of the year].”
As McIntyre suggested, Crawford and his team will hope that they can rematch and defeat Spence once again before the end of the year, before heading into a showdown with the victor of Canelo-Jermell Charlo for all four of the 168lb titles.
It’s as yet unclear at what weight Crawford and Spence will run it back, but both have expressed in interest in moving one weight up to 154lbs.