Crawford Will Only Return To PPV For Spence
With a lot of the welterweight division’s top-stars indisposed for the next few months, WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford’s team are looking for what’s next for the champion.
One option floated has been Kell Brook, who made the trip to New York in April to see Crawford defeat Amir Khan amid strange circumstances inside Madison Square Garden.
“I don’t know. Kell Brook, having seen how much money we paid Khan to do it on pay-per-view — I don’t want to put Terence on PPV again until he fights Errol Spence,” Crawford’s promoter, Bob Arum said on the “Talkbox” podcast.
“Again, if it’s on pay-per-view, it’s a relatively limited audience. If it’s on ESPN, it gets maybe a couple million people or more watching. I think we owe that to Terence and that’s what we’re gonna do, have him fight in Omaha or Lincoln this fall.”
“It takes two to make a fight, so I had hoped that we could do the fight this year.” Arum continued “I know they haven’t announced another fight for Spence, so maybe it can happen this year. But if it doesn’t, Terence is going to go ahead and fight in Omaha or Lincoln, Nebraska this year and then we’ll do the Spence fight next year.”
“But we wanna do that fight right away, Terence does, I think Spence wants to do it, but we have to get Haymon to agree. We’re prepared to do a 50-50 deal. Somebody said, well Spence was saying he wants more money. We can solve that in two seconds: 45-45, ten to the winner. We’re willing to do that, we want to do that!”
Report: Bad Left Hook