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Crawford Vs. Ennis Bout Possible Within A Year, Says Former Champ Bey

Mickey Bey anticipates a potential clash between Terence Crawford and Jaron Ennis facilitated by Ennis' Matchroom Boxing deal.

A bout between Terence Crawford and Jaron “Boots” Ennis, according to former champion Mickey Bey, might occur within a year. Bey believes that the recent signing of IBF welterweight champion Boots Ennis with Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn will aid in bringing former three-division world champion Crawford (40-0, 31 KOs) into the picture. 

Even if he currently has no options that will guarantee him a sizable payoff, Crawford, 36, is a money-focused fighter in the latter stages of his career and doesn’t see any reason to take a risky bout against the undefeated phenom Boots (31-0, 28 KOs) unless he can make a lot of money. 

“I think him being with Matchroom and being busy, I think in a year it might make sense, even for Crawford because Boots could end up fighting two or three times at least,” said Mickey Bey in media reports.


By winning the next three titles and claiming the title of indisputable champion, Boots, 26, hopes to bring the 147-pound weight class together. He might be able to accomplish that aim in a year with Hearn’s assistance. 

Even if Boots does manage to accomplish that, it won’t be worth the more than a year he will spend attempting to get noticed by the casual fans. Additionally, Boots Ennis won’t be facing any well-known boxers in his quest to become the ultimate champion. 

It would be more beneficial for him to concentrate on attempting to arrange fights with Crawford, Conor Benn, and Devin Haney—assuming the latter has the guts to take him on. I don’t believe Haney wants to ever fight Boots Ennis. He and his father, Bill, are extremely selective about who they fight, and because Devin is nearly as big as him, it is clear that they evaluated Boots and thought he was beyond their level of skill rather than size. 

“I think it would happen at the very end of Crawford’s career. I think Eddie [Hearn] can make it happen. Maybe he can get Crawford at that weight [154] or maybe not,” said Bey on a possible battle between Boots Ennis and Crawford at 154.

It’s reasonable, to state that Crawford, 36, is still in a holding pattern, awaiting word from Canelo Alvarez on whether or not to pursue him. Crawford will be open to a bout with Boots Ennis once he sees that it’s not happening. 

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