Crawford Reveals The Key To Agreeing The Spence Fight

Terence Crawford has opened up on how the fight with Errol Spence Jr. was made.

The undisputed welterweight championship bout will go ahead on July 29th, 2023. While that may be the case, there were some major hurdles that needed to be overcome before a fight was made.

Crawford butted heads with his former promoter, Bob Arum, who is now out of the picture.

Not only that, but Crawford had revealed that both fighters had been offered a guaranteed $25 million to fight each other by a private hedge fund, only for that not to occur.

In addition, Crawford’s talks with the PBC broke down last year, as he was frustrated by the absence of a guarantee.

Instead, Bud fought David Avanesyan, while there was talk that Spence could move up to 154 lbs to face Keith Thurman. But it all changed when the fighters cut out the middlemen.

During their second press tour event at the Palladium Times Square, New York, Crawford stated that the key was talking to Spence on the phone.


“I feel as if I didn’t call him, and we wasn’t in contact with one another that the fight wouldn’t have happened. I wasn’t doing nothing.

“I was just chilling at the house and I sent him a text message. We texted back and forth, and then we got the ball rolling. Like I said, I been wantin’ the fight,” Crawford


“You know, [we were] just FaceTiming each other, talking about it and, you know, basically he telling me the demands that he had.

“And, you know, basically I had to humble myself and make concessions to what he wanted, even though, you know, certain people in the business thought I wasn’t gonna do it.

“But, you know, I did it and I feel like I’m the reason why the fight happened,” Spence 

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