Premier Boxing Champions wants to make Errol Spence against Terence Crawford
The biggest fight in boxing and the only fight that fans want to see is unified welterweight champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr (27-0, 21ko) and WBO champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (38-0, 29ko). The fans have been calling for this fight since Bud entered the division back in 2018. It finally looks like it will happen as Premier Boxing Champions’ social media dropped a post that got the boxing community going wild. Equally important, Spence seems to be on board as he retweeted the post.
This is the sign that fans have been wanting to see for so long. It is this era’s “Sugar” Ray Leonard vs Thomas “Hitman” Hearns super-fight. Crawford made a huge statement by becoming the first-ever fighter to stop the two-time divisional champion “Showtime” Shawn Porter in the tenth round.
CLEARING THE PATH TO SPENCE VS CRAWFORD
Immediately following the fight, Crawford was asked the question of all questions during the post-fight interview: “Who do you want next.”
“You already know who I want. I been calling him out all day. Maybe I’ll go up to 154. Maybe if Spence gets his tail out his butt, he’ll fight me, whatever. I’m with whatever.”
Crawford’s ties to legendary promotional powerhouse Top Rank was one of the major hiccups that kept the fight from happening. It seems that will no longer be an issue as Bud announced a split from the company that guided his professional career.
“I’m pretty sure that my decision is made already. Bob [Arum] couldn’t secure me the Spence fight when I was with him, so how is he going to secure the Spence fight if I am not with him? So I am moving forward with my career right now, and I wish everybody the best.”
This was the WBO champion’s last contractual fight under the Top Rank banner. This move removes any obstacles in making a fight with Spence a reality. Spence is recovering from an eye injury that caused him to withdraw from a career-defining fight against future first-ballot Hall of Fame inductee Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao.
The unified champion was in attendance. Spence quickly exited the arena after displaying his disapproval when trainer/father Kenny Porter abruptly stopped the bout when his son got knocked down twice in the tenth round.
With 2022 around the corner, fans can be optimistic that the biggest fight in boxing looks to be on the horizon.
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By: Garrisson Bland