Crawford coach BoMac tells Spence ‘Bud is ready’

By Sam Volz: Coach Brian ‘BoMac’ McIntyre insists Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford will be ready to face Errol Spence Jr on November 19 in their undisputed 147 clash.

The Spence vs. Crawford fight has still not been signed, but negotiations look good for the two welterweight champions to meet in less than two months in Las Vegas.

WBO champion Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs) will take a huge step up in his class from the opposition he faced at welterweight. He hasn’t fought anyone near Spence’s level since his rise to fame in 2018, so it’s unclear how he will react.

BoMac doesn’t like people saying Crawford didn’t fight anyone, but that’s the reality of the situation. He didn’t fight dangerous welterweights like Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis, Vergil Ortiz Jr or Yordenis Ugas.

“I think Spence is something special because of his position in this game. But I know Bud and how badly he wants to fight Spence,” trainer Brian ‘BoMac’ McIntyre told Fighthype.

“He wants to conquer the 147-pound division; he wants to be undisputed king. It’s a tough job for a fighter to do that against a fighter like Spence, but you better believe me, Bud is ready.

“I’m tired of people saying Bud didn’t fight anyone. Once he conquers and becomes the undisputed champion, all shit is dead.

“Boots is phenomenal, a great fighter, a good boy. I’m sure this fight is happening on all levels and it all fits together; it’s going to be something we’re going to look into,” BoMac said of a fight against Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis.

“They fight the same way,” BoMac said when asked who Crawford’s toughest opponent is between Spence and undisputed junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo. “I would give it to Spence because of what he has accomplished in the sport of boxing.

“He is [Jermell] already been beaten. Spence was unbeaten. First of all, we want victory. We will go in and win the victory. For the upcoming fashion, we’re going to be ready to do 12 rounds. If the knockout is there, just take it.

“I want Bud to achieve everything he wants to achieve in boxing,” BoMac said.