Errol Spence Jr. On Terence Crawford: I Feel Like I Don’t Need Him
Errol Spence Jr. doesn’t feel a sense of urgency to fight Terence Crawford.
Many fight fans have been clamoring for a welterweight title unification bout between Spence and Crawford. Spence is the WBC and IBF Welterweight Champion, while Crawford holds the WBO gold. A title fight between the two has yet to materialize.
Speaking to Jake Asman on SportsMap Radio, Spence said that his attention is on Danny Garcia, not Crawford.
"I don't need him, doesn't matter if we fight or don't fight…"
— Jake Asman (@JakeAsman) November 19, 2020
“I don’t know. I mean, right now I’m not thinking about that. I got Danny Garcia in two weeks. So I can give a damn about Terence Crawford or when we’re gonna fight. It doesn’t matter if we fight or if we don’t fight. I feel like I don’t need him, so what’s the point of fighting, right? I’m focused on Danny Garcia, making sure that I’m 100 percent for him in my mind just only on Danny Garcia.”
When asked about fans who think he’s ducking Crawford, Spence brushed off those fans.
“Hey man, it is what it is. I have no response for the fans cause there’s fans that say he’s ducking me. So I’ll let the fans fight each other.”
Spence will put his gold up for grabs against Garcia on December 5. This will be Spence’s fourth IBF Title defense and his first defense of the WBC gold. The bout will air live on PBC on FOX PPV and on FIGHT SPORTS in over 30 countries worldwide.
Crawford is coming off a successful title defense. “Bud” defeated Kell Brook via fourth-round TKO. It was Crawford’s fourth WBO Title defense. The victory improved his record to 37-0.