After Crawford stopped Errol Spence Jr. to become the first Undisputed Welterweight Champion of the four-belt era, Spence activated his rematch clause. But the rematch appears to have broken down after Bud distanced himself from the fight following The Truth’s comments about his loss. Spence underwent cataract surgery on his right eye, stating this was the reason why he was hit by Crawford on so many occasions, as he was dropped three times.
Since then, Crawford had been linked with fighting Tim Tszyu. The Australian is the WBO Junior Middleweight Champion, which would aid Crawford’s desire to become a three-weight undisputed champion. But Tszyu has now agreed to fight Keith Thurman on PBC’s first PPV on Amazon Prime Video on March 30.
A fight with Canelo Alvarez was also mentioned. But the Mexican has distanced himself from Crawford, with Jermall Charlo looking increasingly likely to get the fight. Now Jones has urged Crawford to take his time without the need to face Jaron Ennis, who has been calling Bud out since he became the IBF Welterweight Champion.
“There’s nothing for him, just sit back and wait. Why would you take the chance fighting Jaron Ennis? You the man now, you’re 36 years old. You done proved yourself over, and over, and over again. Fighting Jaron Ennis would be harder because you got everything to lose and nothing to win,” Jones said
That's Crawford whole career waiting to fight guys at the right time
— QMONSTER (@Quentin16110871) January 26, 2024
Then he should take a 154 fight while waiting
— Damian (@pDamian1812) January 26, 2024
@RoyJonesJrFA you was a great fighter but it’s ppl like you wat spoil fights the best should fight the best Ennis is the best 147 fighter we all no that spence is shot
— Lottierosew (@lottierosew1981) January 26, 2024