Terence Crawford became undisputed welterweight champion in 2023, and is perhaps the most celebrated fighter of the year because of it.
His victory over Errol Spence Jr disproved the theory that it was a 50/50 match-up, and catapulted ‘Bud’ to the top of many pound-for-pound lists.
At 36-years-old with 40 wins and no losses, he’s looking to chase more greatness before the time comes to hang up the gloves.
Since he has obligations to face Spence in a rematch, the IBF stripped him of its welterweight belt and awarded it to Interim Champion, Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis, who promptly called Crawford out for a fight.
Unfortunately for the undefeated Philly native, Crawford told FightHype he has other plans.
“Listen, man, Jaron, he’s in one place, I’m in another. I’m looking for mega fights right now, and that’s not a mega fight. That’s my standpoint on it. I’m looking to fight guys like Canelo. That’s pretty much it, and the rematch with Spence. That’s it. That’s over with for me.”
That standpoint goes for Jermell Charlo too, who until recently held the undisputed title one division up at 154. Charlo faced Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in September, but failed to impress on the big stage and lost a one-sided decision.
Because of that, Crawford is no longer interested in the grudge match.
“Charlo’s not a mega fight. His last performance wasn’t a great performance.”
Next up for Crawford regardless is Spence 2, with a weight and date expected soon.