Crawford: “Once I Beat Avanesyan I Still Plan To Whoop Spence’s Ass”

Terence Crawford To Next Face David Avanesyan In December!

Terence Crawford to fight David Avanesyan in December
Terence Crawford (L), David Avanesyan

Terence Crawford v David Avanesyan Coming December 10; Spence Later!

Well it appears that the never-ending story between Terence “Bud” Crawford (38-0, 29 KO’s) and Errol Spence Jr. has just added another chapter. As 3Kings Boxing reported, negotiations dragged out so long that their November date was cast aside and a new target date of February 4 was slid in. Now, ESPN has revealed that the WBO 147-pound champion has just penned a contract with David “Ava” Avanesyan (29-3-1, 17 KO’s) for December 10!

Apparently, Crawford is still interested in facing Spence following his match with Ava, yet he had no desire to remain idle all year. As to be expected, when asked about this latest development, Bud pointed his finger at Spence for being the true cause of their fight’s delay.

“I’m excited about this opportunity. I was really looking forward to the Errol Spence fight. I started communicating with [PBC founder] Al Haymon and PBC back in June. And unfortunately, they represent a fighter in Errol Spence who didn’t want the fight as bad as I did. I agreed to all of their [B.S.] and they’ve been dragging their ass for months.

Spence was nowhere to be found while I was trying to make the deal. I explained to Al Haymon and Errol that I was going to fight before the end of the year. … David Avanesyan is a very tough task. He’s knocked out his last six opponents and this guy is dangerous. Once I’m successful against Avanesyan, my plan is still the same: Whoop Errol Spence’s ass!”


As Bud pointed out himself, Ava is on a three-fight win streak since suffering the third loss of his career to one-time Crawford knockout victim Egidijus Kavaliauskas. Avanesyan also has been defeated by Andrey Klimov (2009) and Lamont Peterson (2017). While true that Ava is on a six-fight wins streak, those bouts were fought against the starting line-up for the witness protection program. This is because the average fan will be hard pressed to identify any of these folks.

Spaniard Kerman Lejarraga was highly ranked and provided a great win for Avanesyan, but still flew well under the radar of the casual fan. Nevertheless, ‘in-between matches’ are among some of the most dangerous in the sport. So let’s hope that Bud wins the December 10 bout without mishap, or injury! Then maybe, finally, mercifully we can finally see Bud versus the Truth.

Stay tuned.

By: Bakari Simpson

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