Bud To Spence On Facing Fundora: “You Lost Sir; Work Yo Way Back”

Crawford Tells Spence To Pump The Brakes On Fighting Fundora

Terence Crawford's message to Errol Spence Jr about facing Sebastian Fundora.
Terence Crawford sends Errol Spence Jr concerning a Sebastian Fundora fight. (Credit: AP, Ryan Hafey/PBC, Steve Marcus/Getty Images

Terence Crawford Tells Spence Get In Line On Facing Fundora

Unified welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (40-0, 31KO) issued a message to one-time unified champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. He basically told his former foe to pump the brakes on trying to fight unified junior middleweight champion Sebastian “The Towering Infermo” Fundora next.

The boxing world is buzzing over the bloodbath showdown that saw The Towering Inferno (21-1-1, 13KO) box the titles away from Tim Tszyu. Immediately following the victory, fans were introduced to the unified champion’s possible next opponent in The Truth.

Spence (28-1, 22KO) had been campaigning on social media about wanting the winner.

So, fans shouldn’t have been surprised he was ushered in the ring to do a promo-type face-off with Fundora.


Realizing Spence is trying to take his spot, Bud jumped on social media with a reality check for the Texan.

In February, WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel informed the boxing community Crawford was looking to make a move. Per the organization’s rules, any champion in a lower division can move up and skip the line. The boxing news cycle reported that the Nebraskan has exercised his rights by petitioning for the mandatory position.

Typically, the WBO gives the winner 180 days to make the fight happen. As of the writing of this article, the WBO has not made an official ruling on the matter.

Bud hasn’t been in the ring since defeating Spence to become a two-divisional undisputed champion in July 2023. He was sidelined for the remainder of the year, waiting for the rematch. After learning of The Truth’s surgery to remove cataracts from his eye, Crawford informed the fans that the rematch wasn’t going to happen.

With both fighters looking to make their mark in a new division it’s going to interesting to see how things play out over the next couple of months.

3kingsboxing will continue to monitor all the drama surrounding this situation.

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for 3kingsboxing.com as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."