Terence Crawford closes the book on Errol Spence fight
Well, boxing fans are not going to be happy going into 2021. One of the biggest fights that need to happen is probably dead! WBO welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (37-0, 28ko) and unified champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr.(27-0, 21ko) have been on a collision course for two years.
It is the only fight fans care to see in mentioning the welterweight division. If you want to spark an argument, simply say Bud or The Truth, and watch the drama explode. Now, the air was taken out of the balloon when Spence’s career was in jeopardy after suffering a fatal car accident back in 2019.
In addition, it killed the dream of the WBO champion and had his team searching for a subpar plan B. When The Truth announced his return to the ring it brought life back to the conversation and gave hope to the entire boxing community we will see them fight in 2021.
IS THE FIGHT DEAD !!!
Ok, here comes the drama. Spence is quoted as saying that if the fight happens with his divisional counterpart, as the A-side the split would be 60/40 for him. That didn’t sit well with Crawford and taking to good ole social media, letting fans know the fight won’t happen.
Praying there is still hope, The Truth was spotted in the Texas crowd waiting to see Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez face the (now former) WBA super middleweight champion Callum Smith. Immediately he was asked if a fight with Bud could happen in 2021. He mentioned it is possible but Crawford has to take a backseat and accept the split of 60/40 or 70/30.
Right on cue, Crawford took to social media and doubled down on his claim. This could mean the fight is done if neither side budges from their position.
By: Garrisson Bland