Shawn Porter Says He Won’t Fight Terence Crawford For $1 Million
Shawn Porter has made it clear that he won’t take a “lowball” offer to fight Terence Crawford.
Crawford is the WBO Welterweight Champion. He’s undefeated with a record of 37-0. “Bud” has found himself at the top of many pound-for-pound lists. Many believe that Crawford is missing a signature win against a big name in his prime. Porter believes he can step up to the plate but he won’t do so for $1 million.
During an edition of The Porter Way Podcast, “Showtime” said he’s told Bob Arum’s Top Rank Boxing team that he will not settle for a low offer (h/t Boxing News 24).
“I’m not taking a million. I’ve done the best I could in sending a message to Bob Arum, and I also know people that know Bob. I’ve told them, ‘Tell Mr. Arum, I don’t mean any disrespect, and I know he doesn’t. If you’re going to low ball me, don’t do it. If you feel that’s how you get out of fighting me, that’s weak.
“Don’t do it. However, if you want to make the fight happen, don’t lowball me. I’m worth more than a million dollars. F a million dollars. I’m going to keep it as clean as possible, but I’m not fighting Terence Crawford for 1 million dollars.”
Crawford is fresh off a successful title defense against Kell Brook. “Bud” retained his WBO gold via fourth-round TKO.
As for Porter, he’s coming off a unanimous decision victory over Sebastian Formella. It was a bounce-back win for Porter, who was beaten by Errol Spence Jr. in the bout prior.