Spence Laughs At Crawford Fighting “Broken” Brook
Errol Spence Jr feels Terence Crawford and Bob Arum are making desperation moves in finding opponents.
The IBF welterweight champion believes the WBO champion and his promoter were desperate when making his last fight against Amir Khan, and even more so with the potential of Crawford fighting Kell Brook later this year.
“I feel like Kell Brook is not the same fighter as before,” Spence told BoxingScene.com. “Golovkin broke one eye socket, I broke the other eye socket. He’s not the same fighter. Crawford would fight a shell of Kell Brook. In his last fight, [Brook] didn’t look good at all. I feel like, at 147, [Crawford] will get a broken Kell Brook that I already finished. But they can do the fight. If it happens in the United States, I feel like it still won’t do good on pay-per-view.”
Spence would gain his world title from Brook in 2017, traveling to Brook’s hometown of Sheffield, England to not only stop Brook in the 11th, but fracture the former-champion’s orbital bone.
Brook and Egidijus Kavaliauskas (21-0-1, 17 KOs), the mandatory challenger to the WBO title are currently marked as Crawford’s next two opponents.
“They’re desperate,” Spence said. “I mean, even making the Amir Khan fight, I feel like they’re desperate. They don’t have any opponents. They’re flipping rocks over, trying to find somebody. It is what it is.”
Spence and Crawford have been sniping at one another in the media and on Twitter, with both calling the other out for a unification fight.
While the two are calling each other out, Spence is eyeing to fight WBC champion Shawn Porter and then whoever walks out of the battle between WBA “super” champion Keith Thurman and WBO “regular” champion Manny Pacquiao, with the Porter fight eyed for August.
Report: Boxing Scene