Via Huck Allen: Terence Crawford says if he can’t get a winner in the fight between Errol Spence Jr. and Yordenis Ugas, he will advance to 154 and challenge winners Jermell Charlo and Brian Castano for the undisputed championship.
As the WBO weight class champion, Crawford (38-0.29 KOs) could use that title to move up to the junior middleweight division to force a fight with the winner of the Charlo-Castano rematch. , will take place in May or June.
Crawford said he was trying to fight IBF/WBC welterweight champion Spence, but that didn’t happen.
If Spence (27-0, 21 KOs) chooses not to take on Crawford if he wins the April 16 unification match against 147-lb WBA champion Ugas, it is clear that at that point he will never fought him.
Spence will have three titles after beating Ugas, and the next logical move for him is to take on Crawford for the undisputed championship. Assuming Spence chooses to fight Keith Thurman, Crawford will see writing on the wall. Spence will send Crawford an unwanted message.
Crawford’s 147lb WBO title was his trump card in the hole, the key to forcing Charlo vs Castano 2 winners to face him.
If they choose to vacate WBO 154, it will make them look bad, but perhaps not as bad as what Spence would look like if he decided not to take on Crawford if he beat Ugas on April 16.
Ugas always comes out and says he will face Crawford next for the undisputed championship if he wins over Spence.
“The fans of the war must be the ones promoting it. They must be the one asking for it. I did my part. I have done my part by going professional by surpassing all the people they put in front of me. I don’t know what else I could do,” said Terence Crawford Behind the gloves about his wanting to fight Errol Spence Jr.
The fans pushed Spence against Crawford, but it didn’t work. Spence is fighting back against the opposition his management has put in front of him, and that means we won’t consider Crawford a part of his future no matter what fans say. whatever.
“I want that fight. If it happens, it will happen,” Crawford went on to say of his desire to fight Errol Spence Jr. I’ve been calling for that for years now. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t.
“If I can’t get a Spence-Ugas winner, I want Jermell [Charlo] compare to [Brian] Winner Castano. I can fight and be undisputed at 154,” said Crawford.
Crawford needed to be ready to use his WBO title to be installed as a condition at 154 against the winner of the Charlo and Castano 2 fight.