Terence Crawford’s run as undisputed welterweight champion lasted about three months. And zero title defenses.
The boxer was stripped of his IBF welterweight title Thursday for failing to face mandatory challenger Jaron “Boots” Ennis, according to ESPN.
The organization’s ratings are already updated with Ennis as its new welterweight champion.
Crawford, who is still the WBA, WBC, and WBO welterweight champion, unified the belts in July with his dominant
win over rival Errol Spence Jr., a night that cemented him as the No. 1 pound-for-pound boxer
in the world for Yahoo Sports and many other outlets.
After becoming the undisputed champion, Crawford was ordered by the IBF to face Ennis,
who defeated Karen Chukhadzhian in January for the IBF interim welterweight title and defended the belt against Roman Villa in July.
Unfortunately, Crawford was contractually obligated to give Spence a rematch after the latter activated a rematch clause.Read More