Errol Spence Jr. isn’t surprised by the questions he’s getting on a potential clash with Terence Crawford.
Spence is fresh off a successful WBC and IBF Welterweight Title defense on December 5. He defeated Danny Garcia in the main event of a PBC on FOX PPV card. FIGHT SPORTS also aired the fight live in over 30 countries. It was Spence’s first bout since crashing his 2019 Ferrari but he looked as sharp as ever en route to a unanimous decision win.
During an appearance on the PBC Podcast, Spence said that the Crawford questions only grow tiresome when he has a bout lined up (h/t BoxingScene.com).
“I get tired of people asking me about him [Terence Crawford] when I have a fight coming up. People asking me about Terence Crawford two days before I’m fighting Danny Garcia,” said Spence. “I feel like they’re being dismissive of Danny Garcia. When I don’t have a fight coming up, I don’t get tired of it. It comes with the territory. When you’re in the same weight class, you’re going to get those questions.”
When it comes to resume comparisons, Spence doesn’t believe Crawford stacks up.
“As far as opponents, I feel like I’m over [Crawford] in that category. A Porter rematch may be good. The first fight was an exciting fight. The second one would probably be like the first one.”
Crawford is the WBO Welterweight Champion. Both he and Spence are undefeated. Many believe that the fight to make at 147 pounds is Spence vs. Crawford but there appears to be a lack of urgency on either side to put pen to paper.
Both men have, however, expressed interest in fighting WBA (Super) Welterweight Champion Manny Pacquiao. “PacMan” hasn’t competed since winning the gold from Keith Thurman back in July 2019.