Terence Crawford Says ‘Of Course’ Errol Spence Fight Can Still Happen
A Crawford-Spence fight was previously targeted for this month.
Terence Crawford is eager to grab Errol Spence Jr’s titles and make a big payday in a super fight with him.
Crawford doesn’t see why they can’t make it happen after he defends against David Avanesyan on December 10.
“I feel if this is the fight they want to have and they want to please the fans and they want to make things right, of course, it can happen.
“You can’t become #1 in any division without having that lineal title. There’s always life in the fight, but things have to be fair, and they have to be right,” Crawford said.
“There’s the lineal champion and then one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, and on down. If you look at it, and that mug says vacant, you can’t call yourself #1 in the division because it’s vacant.”
Crawford will defend his WBO welterweight title against Avanesyan (29-3-1, 17 KOs) on pay-per-view at Nebraska’s CHI Health Center.
There were talks of him and Spence Jr fighting in late 2022, but both parties couldn’t finalize the terms.
Regardless, Crawford seems eager to get some action once he’s done with Avanesyan.
“It’s all about money. We’re prizefighters. Let’s fight for this prize. I feel like I’m still at the top of my game, and I really wanted that Errol Spence fight just to prove a point. I really don’t need boxing,” the 35-year-old said.
“I’m getting a big lump sum at once, doing something that you love to do. I just want to be in control of my own career, have a seat at the table and be aware of what’s going on in my career. I’m able to do things that I wasn’t able to do at Top Rank. I’m able to see things that I wasn’t able to see at Top Rank.”