Brian 'Bo Mac' McIntyre: Jaron 'Boots' Ennis Is the Future of Boxing

Terence "Bud" Crawford's trainer Brian "Bo Mac" McIntyre believes that Jaron "Boots" Ennis is the future of boxing; but he says that his fighter would welcome the chance to square off with him in the future.

Ennis (30-0, 27 KOs) puts his undefeated record on the line against Roiman Villa (26-1, 24 KOs) in Atlantic City on Saturday night, but McIntyre does not seem to think that the Colombian is likely to prove much of a roadblock in Ennis' progress to the top.

"Boots is one hell of a great young fighter," McIntyre said on the Showtime Boxing Podcast. "He's got a long way to go. But he's got phenomenal switches [of stance], speed, he's got some pop on him. He's the future of boxing."

Crawford, of course, has his own business to take care of in the form of the much-anticipated matchup with Errol Spence for the undisputed welterweight championship in Las Vegas on July 29. But McIntyre believes that when that obligation is complete - one from which he naturally expects his man to emerge victorious - then a showdown with Ennis is a natural future step.

"I can see them fighting down the line," he said. "Of course Boots is going to keep winning. His dad [trainer Bozy Ennis] and [manager] Cameron Dunkin are doing an excellent job with that young fighter. And Bud's that kind of person who's going to say, ‘Let's go! Let's make this fight happen. I want to continue to show the world that I am the best.' So if that opportunity ever came up for Terence to fight Boots, I'm sure he'd welcome it."