Terence Crawford Reveals Details on a Rematch With Errol Spence
An ongoing topic in the sport is how soon a rematch will occur between undisputed welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (40-0, 31 KOs) and former unified champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (28-1, 22 KOs). According to Crawford, a second battle with Spence is going to happen in December of this year.
Crawford became the undisputed 147-pound champion with a ninth-round stoppage over Spence on July 29. On August 31, Spence exercised a rematch clause. Speaking on the We In with Travis Hartman podcast, Crawford revealed when the second fight against Spence will happen.
“He (Spence) actually signed his rematch, and that’s the fight that’s supposed to happen next. So, we shall see how negotiations go and how everything goes. We supposed to fight in December, and yeah, I’m back in training.”
SETTING THE TERMS
There’s a debate about at what weight will the second fight take place. Following their battle in July, Spence said that he would prefer that a rematch with Crawford occur at 154. But Crawford explained that he has the option as far as what weight the rematch takes place.
“The contract states that either one or the other gotta notify in writing that he can no longer make the weight. If not, then the fight will be at 147. So, the contract states that you have to go at 147 since neither I nor Errol notified each other stating that we can’t make the weight anymore.”
At the post-fight press conference immediately following his win over Spence, Crawford said that he was willing to have the rematch at 154. The two-divisional undisputed champion seems to have a change of heart.
By the terms of their contract, Crawford is in the position to make the rules. It is Spence who must oblige. Stay tuned to 3kingsboxing.com for additional updates on this developing story.