Crawford Frustrated With Welterweight Politics
With most of the welterweight power lying under the Premier Boxing Champions banner, WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford is frustrated.
Crawford, who is set to defend on December 14th inside Madison Square Garden will stand across mandatory opponent Egidijus Kavaliauskas, and not someone on the level of IBF/WBC champion Errol Spence, WBA Champion Manny Pacquiao, or even top contenders and former champs Danny Garcia, Keith Thurman, and Shawn Porter, who are all under the PBC umbrella.
“It’s frustrating but I look at it as a business move by them not to fight me,” Crawford said to The Los Angeles Times.
“I’m not going to knock them or be a hater, but I know where I stand and I know the game they’re playing and there’s nothing I can do about it. I just have to focus on what I can do and keep making a living and keeping my name up there as the best pound-for-pound fighter.”
“I don’t know if that fight will ever happen,” Crawford said of a unification fight with Spence, which would be the biggest fight in the division.
“That’s not something I can decide. It takes two people to fight, and it takes two companies to sit down and figure it out and decide what network we’re going to fight on, where we’re going to fight, what the purses are going to be. It’s not as easy as people think it is, but it could be easy if we finally sat down at the same table and made it happen.”
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