Arum: Spence Doesn’t Want Crawford
Terence Crawford’s promoter feels that no matter how much Errol Spence talks about them being on the “other side of the street,” the Texas based fighter won’t come across to face Crawford.
Bob Arum doesn’t see a fight happening between Spence and Crawford, due to an apprehension from the IBF champion.
“Spence, the genius, [said], ‘Well, we’re on one side of the street, he’s on the other side,’ ” Arum told BoxingScene.com during a recent interview. “That’s a guy that doesn’t wanna fight Crawford. Any time he’s ready to fight Crawford, we’ll make that fight. We’ll make it happen.”
“Eventually I think I’ll be able to make a Spence fight because the money will be so big and we’ll be reasonable, and we’ll share things and everything,” Arum said. “I’m not gonna play games anymore. I mean, we have a real trust that we’ve been given by ESPN. And not be boxing schmucks anymore, to put on real events in boxing for the public. And if that means sharing or doing a deal, we’re prepared to do that. Nobody wants selfishness anymore.”
While Spence aims to face Mikey Garcia or Shawn Porter next, Crawford will make a voluntary defense of his WBO welterweight title in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska on October 13th against Jose Benavidez Jr.
Initial Report: Boxing Scene