Once Terence Crawford took out Errol Spence Jr., the obvious suspects emerged as his possible next opponent.
Jaron Ennis was recently elevated from interim champ to full titlist, making him a viable option. Tim Tszyu was another fighter whose name held weight. Even Jermell Charlo and Gervonta Davis were thrown around as likely options.
Each man brought something intriguing to the table. In the case of Ennis, Crawford could knock off an immensely talented young fighter whose perpetual trash talk and skills have gained him a ton of buzz. Tim Tszyu continues to run over the junior middleweight competition and has a 154-pound title to bring to the table. Charlo’s three junior middleweight titles have caught Crawford’s attention, despite being thoroughly outworked in his last outing. Davis doesn’t have the size of those who were previously named but carries enough clout and popularity to lure Crawford into the ring.
Although they were all deemed worthy, Crawford’s preferred choice is Canelo Alvarez, the super middleweight kingpin.
At one point, even Crawford admitted that he never dreamed of facing someone that much more naturally bigger than he is. With that said, the pound-for-pound star warmed up to the idea.
From the outside looking in, Crawford’s all-time great status won’t help him against someone three weight classes above him. Everyone on team Crawford, including Bomac, however, doesn’t view Alvarez as some perfect fighter unable to be touched.
To a large extent, Bomac has watched Alvarez from the shadows. He saw the Mexican star come up short against Floyd Mayweather several years ago. He saw him pick up a draw against Gennadiy Golovkin. He saw him lose a decision against Dmitry Bivol. He also sat back and witnessed him achieve a Hall of Fame level career.
With all the intel he’s gathered over the years, Bomac is confident that Crawford can capitalize on his mistakes.
“He’ll beat him,” Bomac told Sean Zittel of FightHype.com. “He got holes in his game.”