Terence Crawford has a suggestion for Bob Arum.
Crawford is the top pound-for-pound boxer on the list of many fight fans and media members. With a record of 37-0 and 28 knockouts to his credit, it’s hard to argue. With that said, being the best at something doesn’t always lead to the dollar signs. Top Rank Boxing’s Bob Arum made that clear just before Crawford’s successful WBO Welterweight Title defense against Kell Brook.
Arum told The Athletic that he lost money on three straight Crawford bouts. The Top Rank head honcho even went as far as to say he could’ve bought a house instead and he isn’t about to go bankrupt for “Bud.”
Crawford is well aware of the comments and he took to SiriusXM and DAZN’s The Ak & Barak Show to respond (h/t Essentially Sports).
“That’s cool… That’s cool, if that’s what he said then, that’s cool. Personally, if he feels that way, he can release me now. He can just release me. If you feel like you don’t… or I’m not an asset to your company, you release me right now.
“You don’t have to wait till after the Spence fight. Why do you have to wait till after the Spence fight? Release me now and you don’t have to lose any money no more. If I’m such a loss, a headache….”
Crawford’s comments come after his sister, Latisha, put Arum on blast. Latisha said that Arum was too busy promoting Vasiliy Lomachenko and now that “Loma” lost to Teofimo Lopez, he has backed himself into a corner.
Time will tell if cooler heads prevail. It’s been reported that Crawford has two fights left on his deal with Top Rank. The contract is said to be expiring in October 2021. By that time, Crawford will be 34. Many are wondering if Crawford can get the massive fight he’s been looking for while he’s still in his prime.