Errol Spence Jr has ACTIVATED his rematch clause after defeat by Terence Crawford in undisputed welterweight showdown, Bud’s trainer Brian ‘Bomac’ McIntyre claims
- McIntyre said he hopes the second bout will happen before the end of this year
- Crawford defeated Spence in nine rounds in Las Vegas on a technical KO in July
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Brian ‘BoMac’ McIntyre – Terence Crawford‘s trainer – has revealed that there will be a rematch between the undisputed welterweight champion and Errol Spence Jr. but no official date has yet to be revealed.
McIntyre, who lived 10 houses away from Crawford in Omaha, Nebraska, during the boxer’s childhood in the 1980s and 90s, disclosed that the rematch clause had been activated on Wednesday.
‘[Crawford] just texted me yesterday and said that Spence activated his rematch,’ McIntyre told Pro Boxing Fans on Thursday. ‘The rematch is confirmed but we don’t have any date and stuff like that yet.’
McIntyre added that he’s ‘hoping’ the second Spence-Crawford bout would happen before the end of the year.
He also sent a severe warning to Spence’s camp, claiming that ‘The Truth’, who held the World Boxing Association (WBA) (Super version), World Boxing Council (WBC), and International Boxing Federation (IBF) titles between 2017 and July of this year, will endure a worse beating in his second fight against Crawford.
Brian McIntyre – Terence Crawford’s trainer – said Errol Spence activated the rematch clause
Crawford beat Spence on a technical KO in the ninth round of their bout on July 29 in Vegas
‘I don’t know if it’s going to be at 154 or 147 [pounds], but I’m sure he’s going to push the weight up,’ McIntyre told Fight Hub TV about the Spence-Crawford rematch.
‘But there’s gonna be no change in the decision,’ he added. ‘The performance is still going to be the same (from Crawford). It might be even a little better so [Spence] might want to watch out before he activated that rematch clause.’
Crawford knocked down Spence three times in Las Vegas on July 29 before finally ending the fight at 2:32 of the ninth round on a technical knockout to cement himself as one of the greatest welterweights in history.
The fight, the most-anticipated boxing match in several years, made Crawford the first undisputed champion in the 147-pound division in the four-belt era that began in 2004.
Crawford, 35, with his championship belts after being claimed as the welterweight champion
Crawford also extended his KO streak to 11 matches, the second-longest active stretch.
He has won titles at super lightweight and lightweight in addition to welterweight, capturing the latter after moving up in 2018.
What’s more, is that Crawford is the first male boxer to become the undisputed champion in two divisions in the four-belt era.
‘I only dreamed of being a world champion,’ said Crawford last month after his win over Spence. ‘I’m an over-achiever. Nobody believed in me when I was coming up, but I made everybody a believer.’
Meanwhile McIntyre is training British boxer Chris Eubank Jr ahead of his rematch against Liam Smith on Saturday.