Crawford and Porter Define Their Own Destiny
Terence Crawford refuses to let any promoter get in the way of his chance to face top competition, namely Shawn Porter.
The former IBF and WBC champion is the favorite of Crawford’s promoter Bob Arum but fights under the PBC banner, but Crawford feels it should not stand in their way.
“That’s not gonna be Bob Arum or PBC/Al Haymon,” Crawford said, referring to his longtime promoter and Porter’s advisor. “That’s not gonna be up to them. That’s gonna be up to us, if we gonna agree to fight. And right now, you know, we haven’t had a discussion on whether or not will we fight or not, me and Shawn. Right now, you know, I’m not even thinking about that fight. I’m not worried about that fight. That fight is not even in my head right now. But all those other guys, they know what it is.”
“I look at all of the welterweights, and I think that Porter is the most competitive with Crawford,” Arum said while IBF/WBC champion Errol Spence Jr deals with the ramifications of a car accident. “And the reason I say that – I didn’t believe that before the Spence fight. But Porter was, you know, he lost by a whisker. He and Spence, that night, were equal. So, everybody said that the Spence-Crawford fight would be a great fight. God knows when or if it’ll ever happen, so Porter is the next best guy. He proved himself with Spence.”
“Shawn Porter said a really good thing,” Arum said.
“He said it’s not for me, it’s not for Haymon [to decide]. He and Crawford will decide if they wanna fight each other. And if they do, the promoters will make the fight. And that’s the way it should be.”
Initial Report: Boxing Scene