Errol Spence Jr. Wants Higher Purse Split For Terence Crawford Fight
Errol Spence Jr. says he needs the bigger purse if he’s expected to fight Terence Crawford.
It’s clear to many that one of the biggest fights in boxing is a welterweight title unification bout between Spence and Crawford. Spence holds the WBC and IBF Welterweight Titles, while Crawford is the WBO Champion. Spence will put his gold on the line against Danny Garcia on December 5. Crawford is coming off a successful title defense over Kell Brook via fourth-round TKO.
Spence spoke to The Athletic and he expressed his belief that despite Crawford’s pound-for-pound status, “Bud” isn’t the A-side. Spence said he wants a 60/40 purse split to fight Crawford (via Michael Benson).
“I definitely should get the bigger share. I’m not gonna say what Bob Arum said recently, but proof is in the pudding who’s the bigger draw. He’s a great fighter, but I feel like 60/40, that’s the right price.”
Both Spence and Crawford are undefeated. Spence has a record of 26-0 with 21 knockouts to his credit. Crawford’s pro boxing record stands at 37-0 with 28 knockouts along the way. Crawford’s contract with Top Rank Boxing is said to be coming to a close in October 2021 and speculation has run rampant that “Bud” will move to PBC. Whether or not that happens remains to be seen.
Spence vs. Garcia will air live on PBC on FOX PPV and on FIGHT SPORTS in over 30 countries worldwide.