Terence Crawford: Errol Spence Jr. Fight Will Never Happen
Terence Crawford is convinced that the door has been shut on a clash against Errol Spence Jr.
Crawford and Spence are both undefeated world champions in the welterweight division. Crawford holds the WBO Title, while Spence lays claim to the WBC and IBF gold. Despite fight fans and reporters expressing interest in such a matchup, Crawford and Spence simply aren’t on the same page.
Crawford and Spence both attended Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Maurice Hooker. Speaking to Fight Hub TV, Crawford dismissed the possibility of sharing the ring with Spence (h/t Bad Left Hook).
“Nah, never. That fight never gonna happen. It’s over with.”
Spence has said if he were to fight Crawford, he’d need a higher split of the purse. He went as far as to suggest 70-30 when talking with DAZN’s Chris Mannix.
“I think it could happen. We have to see how it goes. Al Haymon and Bob Arum need to sit down, and for Bob to stop lying. We’ll see. It definitely could happen next year. We just have to sit down and talk and go over the numbers and things like that. I’m the big dog in the welterweight division. He has to take a back seat and take that 60-40 or 70-30. Whatever we give him … Like I said, I can go up to 160 and fight Canelo Alvarez.”
Crawford responded during an interview with Boxing Scene, suggesting that Spence’s Ferrari accident back in 2019 has him losing his mind.
“Hell, no. I’m in a good place in my life right now. I’m having fun with chilling out, having kids and enjoying my kids. I don’t worry about things I can’t control. I mean, like everybody always got an opinion and I just a laugh at a lot of people’s opinions that said I haven’t fought anybody.
“I just laugh like this guy, he’s on his high horse. Maybe that wreck knocked a couple of screws loose.”