Errol Spence will move up if no Terence Crawford fight
Unified welterweight champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr (27-0, 21ko) is riding high with the recent news of his upcoming fight with WBA’s champion-in-recess Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao (62-7-2, 30ko). However, fans are still wondering if a fight with rival WBO champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (37-0, 28ko) is even still on the table.
Fans all over the boxing community went into a frenzy after the news broke of the mega pay-per-view fight with the unified champion from Texas taking on the Filipino Senator. It raised several eyebrows considering this news came out of nowhere. Earlier, pundits were told that Pac Man and Bud were in talks to lock horns.
The boxing community is still interested in seeing a fight between Spence and the rival WBO champion. However, the desire is not at the same level it once was, and Crawford has to take the lion’s share of the blame for that. He has made it clear on several occasions how the fight is no longer of interest to him.
“I’m not even worried about Errol Spence anymore. I already told everybody that fight is history for me. I’m not thinking nor worried about Errol Spence anymore, that fight is behind me.”
During an interview with Barbershop Conversations, Spence expressed that if the WBA reinstates Pacquiao to super champion status, he would like to make the Crawford fight before possibly moving up.
“Once I get that belt (WBA title), like I told Al, I want that fight with Crawford. But if it does not happen, then I’ll just move up or something. I am not going to waste my time on someone trying to fight somebody that says they don’t have an interest anymore.”
Spence mentioned that when the shoe was on the other foot, and the Filipino Senator was not trying to fight Bud, Bud stayed persistent. It did not prevent team Crawford from still trying to make the fight.
“When Manny Pacquiao did not want to fight him for four or five years, he still wanted to fight Pacquiao. I don’t get it. But if I don’t get that fight, I’ll probably move up.”
By: Garrisson Bland