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.
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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.
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