Crawford dismisses prospect of facing Jaron Ennis and re-affirms desire to face Jermell Charlo

Terence Crawford has seemingly dismissed the prospect of him facing one of the welterweight division’s most dangerous fighters in Jaron Ennis.

Crawford impressed and shone against Errol Spence Jr last Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada. Crawford outboxed, outfought and ultimately secured three knockdowns in a dominating showing to secure himself as undisputed welterweight champion inside nine rounds.

Ennis is currently a mandatory challenger for Crawford courtesy of his status as interim champion and number one rating within the IBF.

Speaking to Hot 97 with Ebro Darden and Peter Rosenberg, the hosts asked Crawford about various potential matchups as the hosts played fantasy matchmaker with Crawford on who they would like to see him fight in the near future.

Crawford automatically dismissed a fight with Gervonta Davis due to the weight discrepancies between the pair.

The hosts challenged Crawford on the prospect of him defending his undisputed world titles against Jaron Ennis, a contest which makes sense for all parties with no weight issues. However, Crawford dismissed Ennis by saying he is targeting bigger things. Firstly a rematch with Spence Jr if the former unified world challenger opts to enforce his contractually obligate rematch clause. Secondly, Crawford is targeting a prospective fight with Jermell Charlo, who holds all four world titles at super-welterweight.

Charlo, however is set to lose his undisputed status as the WBO have already confirmed their intention to elevate Tim Tszyu from interim to full world champion status. Charlo, is set to face undisputed super-middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez on September 30th with the billing titled “Undisputed vs Undisputed”, will lose his WBO title at the sound of the opening bell when he faces Canelo. Basically, Charlo is remaining as the undisputed super-welterweight champion purely for marketing purposes.

Crawford and Charlo have often taken potshots at each other on social media and in the press, which continued as Crawford dismantled Spence in the ring last weekend. Following one of three knockdown’s Crawford made his intentions to Charlo, who was ringside as Crawford sounded off towards Charlo with various verbals.

Crawford did not deny that his number one target, who he wishes to face shortly, is Charlo.

“I gave him a little piece of my mind. You know what I mean?” Crawford said. “We’ve been going back [and forth] some time, and I was in the moment and just thought to let him know that I’m coming for him too.”

“I don’t really care for dude,” Crawford added. “I wouldn’t say I don’t like him. Cuz I don’t have any reason not to like him. Personally, I just don’t care for him.”