Boots is the current IBF mandatory to Bud following the latter’s win over Errol Spence Jr. to become the first undisputed welterweight champion of the four-belt era. However, Spence has enacted his rematch clause which will most likely take place at 154 pounds. That would rule out a bout with Boots, as the 36-year-old Crawford admitted that making welterweight was ‘tight’ for the Spence fight. And since Boots does not possess a title of any sort, a fight with Crawford may not make sense. And yet, that is the fight that Charlo desired.
“I’m putting Boots in there with Crawford. I want to see Boots and Crawford go at it. That would be nice. Leave us alone. I’m putting Boots in there with Crawford. I want to see Boots and Crawford go at it. That would be nice. Leave us alone,” Charlo
Despite that admission, Charlo has left the door open to a fight with Crawford. However, such a bout would have to be at 160 pounds following his fight with Canelo Alvarez. After all, Charlo will jump up two weight classes to take on Canelo at 168. Therefore, dropping back down straight away would not be the wisest move. But the American admitted that a compromise could be made at 160.
“I might not necessarily go back down [to 154]. I might meet him at 160,” Charlo