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Roy Jones Jr. Urges Crawford to Hold Off on Ennis

There was one thing practically everyone agreed on: Errol Spence Jr. vs. Terence Crawford promised to be a battle for the ages.

Roy Jones Jr.
Roy Jones Jr. Warns Crawford: Ennis Fight a Risky Proposition

With both fighters ranked among the top five pound-for-pound stars, their skills and determination made their showdown a true 50/50 contest, at least in the eyes of many.

When the bell rang, the fight lived up to its billing, delivering a back-and-forth spectacle. However, outside the ring, it was Crawford who emerged as the dominant force.

Disappointed with the outcome, Spence quickly activated his rematch clause, but talks seem to have hit a roadblock. Adding to the uncertainty, Spence recently revealed that he underwent cataract surgery.

Amidst the fog of uncertainty surrounding their rematch, Jaron Ennis has thrown his hat into the ring as a potential replacement. Despite Ennis's persistence, Crawford has shown little interest in the matchup.

Watching from the sidelines, boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. weighed in on the situation, advising Crawford to bide his time.

"There’s nothing for him, just sit back and wait," Jones commented. "Why would you take the chance fighting Jaron Ennis?"

Ennis, known for his exceptional talent, has yet to achieve widespread recognition despite holding a welterweight title. For Crawford, it's not just about the fight; it's about the payday. The 36-year-old is eyeing one last big payday before retiring.

While fans may be eager to see Crawford and Ennis face off, Jones believes it's a risk not worth taking for Crawford at this stage of his career.

"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 concluded.


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