Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford is not boxing’s undisputed welterweight champion. The boxer (40-0), who final beat Errol Spence Jr by TKO and dethroned him on July 29 of this yr, has been undefeated in three divisions. The IBF took the drastic measure because of Crawford’s incapacity to adjust to a compulsory title protection obligation.
The explanation? A rematch clause with Errol Spence Jr. sure by contract, which did not permit Crawford to arrange a bout with Jaron “Boots” Ennis (31-0), the previous interim (now newly undisputed) welterweight champion.
Terence Crawford stripped of IBF title: what occurs now?
Ennis is now listed as the total champion within the class, with vacancies in each the No. 1 and No. 2 contender positions.
To be honest, dropping the title won’t come as a shock to Crawford’s workforce. They got 30 days to barter the required struggle towards Ennis, however finally did not wish to breach the contract they signed when reserving the Spence Jr. bout. A transfer probably made to guard a much bigger pay day and career-defining second, in the long run.
As for the Crawford-Spence rematch, there isn’t a date on the horizon, regardless of the rematch clause being activated. However the IBF’s transfer may speed up the extremely anticipated second bout between each fighters.