Tim Bradley claims Errol Spence is ducking Terence Crawford!
The always enthusiastic and energized Tim Bradley has come out and outright disrespected IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. He is on record claiming the champ is ducking WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford!
In an interview with fighthype.com, the former two-division world champion levied major accusations in the IBF champ’s direction.
“TC, Errol Spence the two best guys I don’t think we’ll ever get to see fight. I really don’t, it’s terrible. We should, you guys should fight, you know what I’m saying? The economics of boxing, it’s just the way it is I guess.
“It freaking sucks! I want to see these guys get it on. Stop saying you’re number one, stop saying you’re this. You fight Terence Crawford, you fight Errol Spence. I know Terence wants to fight, but Errol ain’t saying nothing, come on!”
“Terence has been out and boisterous saying I want this fight, but they’re not answering their phones. They don’t want to do business, I don’t know what else to say.”
LAYING THE BLAME
Bradley would further answer a follow-up on whether Spence was ducking Crawford.
“Yeah he’s ducking him, absolutely he’s ducking him. Yeah, y’all take that, he’s ducking Terence Crawford. He doesn’t want to fight Terence Crawford! I’m telling you that right now.
“If he wanted to be considered the best pound-for-pound in the game or number one or two, he’ll fight Terence Crawford.”
That’s obviously a lot to take in, but Bradley, who spoke passionately, clearly feels that Spence is the reason the fight hasn’t happened yet. For what it’s worth, both men have stated they want to fight each other in the near future. The fight is being built up as big as possible before the two finally sign on the dotted line.
In contrast, Crawford recently stated on Twitter that he doesn’t believe the IBF champion is ducking him. Bradley and Crawford are good friends and are aligned with Top Rank and ESPN, so there may be a little bias here form the former champion turned analyst.
However, Bradley isn’t wrong in saying that these guys need to fight. With welterweight supremacy up for grabs, neither Crawford nor Spence can leave the division without fighting each other.
By: Jerrell Fletcher