UFC commentator Joe Rogan was left thunderstruck by the brilliance of the undisputed welterweight champion Terence Crawford, who vanquished Errol Spence Jr. last month.
“The ability to land hard shots in such tight [positions] – crazy. And so accurate. Inches away from him, and he’s landing these right hooks. Oh my God, what a performance.
“A lot of people, for whatever reason, are trying to think of reasons why Errol Spence didn’t perform as well as they thought he was going to” on July 29 at the T-Mobile Arena, when he lost in the ninth round to Crawtord, Rogan told guest Jared Cannonier, a UFC middleweight.
Crawford dropped Spence three times during his recent masterclass, with the win advancing his unbeaten pro boxing record to 40 wins (31 knockouts).
As the 35-year-old basks in a victory lap that has seen him brought on to radio shows and morning television, rumors abound regarding who might be next for the pound-for-pound king.
A Spence rematch, or a shot at Jermell Charlo at 154-pounds, are seemingly realistic options for the Nebraska native.
Rogan, meanwhile, pointed to Philly puncher Jaron Ennis as a viable contender to Crawford’s crown, as the 26-year-old is the IBF’s mandatory challenger to the welterweight world title.
“That's an amazing fight,” said Rogan. “This dude’s [Ennis’] movement is next level, and he’s another one who is a brilliant switch hitter.
“When you watch him fight, he’s so precise and so slick. He’s also undefeated.
“Is he ready for Terence Crawford? I don’t know, we’re going to find out, but it’s going to get interesting.”