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Simple reason why people are tipping Terence Crawford to defeat Errol Spence Jr

Trainer Brian 'BoMac' McIntyre and Terence Crawford

The trainer of WBO welterweight champion Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford 39-0 (30) says there is a simple explanation as to why so many people are tipping his boxer to defeat WBC, WBA and IBF champion Errol ‘The Truth’ Spence Jr 28-0 (22) when they clash at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 29.

“Those are real boxing fans. Those trainers are the ones in the gym for years, and they see what type of fighter Terrence is, and I see it too,” Brian ‘BoMac’ McIntyre said to FightHubTV.

“I’m not surprised that 99.9 percent of trainers picked Terence. The only person who is probably not picking Terence is [his coach] Derrick James.”

The 35-year-old Crawford from Omaha, Nebraska is currently a slight favourite with the bookmakers with the line expected to move the closer we get to the fight.

When it was put to McIntyre that Texan southpaw Spence, 33, is adept at cutting off the ring, he replied: “I don’t know, man, I look good against you if you stood in front of me. Am I right or wrong?

“Terence is a different man, and the world knows that. That’s why he’s a favorite. That’s why the majority of the picks is going Terence’s way.

“So obviously, Terence knows how to take away whatever a fighter might be sending that’s standing in front of him to take it away from him to make him look ordinary.

“There’s been many fighters out there that say, ‘This is going to be his greatest test’ and it looks like a sparring match, and then he doesn’t get any credit. I bet you this. I bet you when Bud beats his ass, it’s going to be an excuse.

“They’re going to move the goalpost back a little bit further. Something, they are going to come up with something. Watch. I would say something bad about Errol, but I might get threatened for my life again.

“I think it’s a rematch clause in there. I think even if they go up to 154, if I’m not mistaken, that’s probably, ideally, what we should do, is to move up and go after whoever is up there.”

McIntyre admitted Crawford is reaching the end of his career now that he is in his mid-30s, despite his sublime skills.

“It’s probably getting close because he’s accomplished a lot in the game, so maybe he should,” he said.

“It’ll be a historic way out. Top five [of all time]. It’s a blessing. Fighters like that don’t come around often. They challenge themself to get to that next level.”