ESPN’s pound-for-pound fighter, Terence Crawford, has actually lost his indisputable welterweight champ title after being removed of the IBF belt. Jaron “Boots” Ennis has actually now been called the brand-new IBF welterweight champ.
Crawford, with a record of 40-0 and 31 KOs, had actually merged all 4 welterweight titles in July by beating Errol Spence Jr. to end up being the indisputable champ. However, the IBF purchased Crawford to protect his title against Ennis, and in spite of having a rematch provision with Spence, the IBF does not acknowledge it as an exception to compulsory commitments.
The winner of the Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk bout for the indisputable heavyweight champion will likewise deal with a comparable concern, as the IBF has actually mandated that the winner should deal with Filip Hrgovic next or danger being removed of the title.
No date has actually been set for the Crawford-Spence rematch, however sources state it is being prepared for February. Ennis, with a record of 31-0 and 28 KOs, is now a world champ and is anticipated to protect more prominent challengers in the future.
IBF president Daryl Peoples decreased to talk about the circumstance.