Along Adam Baskin: Cody Crowley says there’s a reason the welterweight champion is avoiding undefeated IBF contender Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis.
147-year-old current champions Errol Spence Jr and Terrence Crawford are on track, easily battling opponents to beat and earning millions of dollars.
Crawford and Spence want to ruin what they’ve been up to by taking on a young cat like Boots Ennis (29-0, 27 KOs)?
They know he’s a big problem, and they’re not going to fight him for “millions of dollars.”
“There’s a reason why world champions don’t fight himBut then they try to throw him at someone else and offer pennies to fight him,” Cody Crowley told Thaboxingvoice of Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis.
“On the one hand, no world champion will fight him for millions of dollars. You have [Keith] Thurman says he wants $10 million to step into the ring with him,” Crowley continued of Jaron Ennis.
“I’m just talking about what I see,” Cody said when asked how he knew the champion was avoiding Boots Ennis. We have an outlet.”
Boots Ennis will try for the interim IBF welterweight title next Saturday, Jan. 7, in a co-feature spot in the round of 12 against Karen Chukajian (21-1, 11 KOs) to force international boxing federation champion Spence. fight against each other.
It’s not enough that Boots Ennis is already a mandatory IBF player. Now he has to fight for his interim IBF title and is looking to put even more pressure on Spence to defend.
Back in the day, the champion would have already defended against Boots Ennis without having to fight for the interim belt. Suffice it to say that he was highly respected and considered the number one contender in the £1147 division.
Many boxing fans believe the 32-year-old Spence will be up to 154 this year after facing a softer opponent in April and avoiding Boots Ennis entirely.
Crawford has shown no interest in mixing with Ennis and will likely go up to 154 without facing. Because there is none, the situation is even more hopeless.