Via Chris Williams: Terence Crawford shook his head ‘no’ and said, “I hope so too,” when asked by Brian Custer this week if he sees the battle with Errol Spence Jr happening in 2023.
From the way Crawford looks in response to Brian’s question, it’s clear that he will NOT be fighting IBF, WBA & WBC middleweight champion Spence (28-0, 22 KOs) next year.
Crawford’s vague answer to the question about Spence spoke a thousand words. It’s a tough job taking on a talent like Errol, and it seems Terence doesn’t want to share the ring with the hardcore Texas native.
In that case, Crawford may have to give up his 147 lb WBO belt for the cub. Jaron ‘Shoes’ Ennis is the top-ranked contender in the World Boxing Organization rankings, given that #1 Vergil Ortiz Jr is aiming to fight ‘regular’ WBA welterweight champion Eimantas Stanionis in the next position.
Crawford is required to join the WBO after he voluntarily defended his title against #6 David Avanesyan on December 10, so he will have to face Boots Ennis (29-0.27 KOs) or give up the title.
The larger $10 million+days that Crawford (38-0.29 KOs) received from BLK Prime for his fight against Avanesyan may have ruined any chances of a fight with Spence taking place as it was supposed to. corrupted Terence, taking away the ambition he would have to earn large sums of money against Errol.
“I hope so toobut if not, I wish him the best in his careerand I will continue to do what I do in my career,” Terence Crawford told Last position when asked if he sees his fight with Errol Spence Jr happening in 2023.
“I will not sit around waiting for NO man to feed my family.” Crawford continued on his thoughts on the war with Spence.
“If war happens, it happens, and if it didn’t, it would just be one of those battles that went down in history that didn’t happen,” Crawford said of Spence.
If BLK Prime is willing to give Crawford $10 million to fight lightly against fighters like Avanesyan, it’s no surprise that he doesn’t seem excited about the prospect of fighting Spence.
If the amount won’t be much different for Crawford, why risk against Spence?