The decision comes only months after Bud stopped Errol Spence Jr. to become the first undisputed welterweight champion of the four-belt era, which included picking up the IBF belt. The moment was so historic that Crawford became undisputed in a second weight class, the first man to ever do so. In the aftermath of the fight, Spence indicated his desire to run things back by activating the rematch clause.
Talks began over making the fight, with the weight class and date still being outstanding issues. Although that may have been the case, Jaron Ennis was the IBF mandatory waiting in the wings. The welterweight had beaten Roiman Villa to secure the mandatory position, which resulted in the IBF elevating him to the status of full champion due to Crawford’s failure to fight him. This was despite the fact that Bud was contractually bound to face Spence, which has now resulted in Bomac responding.
“Well, you know, it’s kind of bias how they treat Terence, kind of fucked up and shit, but we accomplished what we needed to accomplish. We got that undisputed title, 147 supreme; they can’t take that away from us. They can take everything else but they can’t take that. That’s history.
“It probably was a little pressure from the Ennis camp, ‘cause they have been pressing for a while, they was pressing for a Spence fight. So when the title changed hands, things just happened. It’s how it is. We cool. We got what we needed,” Bomac said
Moving forward, Bomac dismissed the idea of a fight with Ennis since the focus was on targeting bigger names. Meanwhile, a Spence rematch may be up in the air as the ‘Truth’ can no longer fight Crawford for undisputed. While that may result in Crawford moving up, outside of Spence, the options are limited. Both Jermell Charlo and Canelo Alvarez may not be easy fights to make. Bud distanced himself from facing Charlo after the latter’s loss to Alvarez in a one-sided fight. Meanehile the Mexican ruled out facing Crawford. Nevertheless, Bomac was clear on the next steps.
“Terence is at the stage now in his career to where he can pick and choose what he want to do. If he don’t want to fight Boots because he don’t bring anything to the table, hey, that’s what he chose to do. I’m gonna ride with it and if anybody don’t ride with it I wouldn’t give a damn and I’m sure he don’t neither,” Bomac