Errol Spence Owns Loss To Crawford: “Men Don’t Make Excuses”

Errol Spence Shows a Fighter's Spirit In Defeat

Errol Spence offers no excuses for his loss to Terence Crawford
Errol Spence offers no excuses for his loss to Terence Crawford | credit: Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions

Errol Spence Offers No Excuses for His Loss to Terence Crawford

After experiencing his first career defeat, former unified welterweight champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr (28-1, 22KO) displayed remarkable sportsmanship by refusing to make any excuses for his loss against undisputed champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (40-0, 31KO).

The boxing community remains in awe of Bud’s dominant victory over Spence for the undisputed crown on July 29. During the post-fight interview, The Truth graciously congratulated his rival and accepted the outcome, without offering caveats.

Spence was knocked around the ring from corner to corner, and his face got bloodied up before getting stopped. A beatdown of that nature has cracked the mental psyche of most fighters. Some boxing fans and pundits were blaming weight drain as the reason for Spence’s poor performance.

However, the Texan took to social media to campaign for a rematch, this time at the junior welterweight division, while refusing to provide any excuses.

Expressing his desire for a swift rematch before the year’s end at the junior welterweight division, Spence’s determination to settle the score shows he still possesses the heart of a champion. Interestingly, Bud seems open to the idea of the rematch taking place at a higher weight.

Spence’s approach is commendable, as he avoids letting any controversy detract from his rival’s outstanding performance. In the gladiator sport of boxing, entering the ring means accepting the outcome of the fight, win or lose.

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