Tim Bradley Predicts Terence Crawford vs Errol Spence Jr For 2023
Former boxer Tim Bradley is certain that the super fight between IBF, WBA & WBC champion Errol Spence Jr (28-0, 22 KOs) and WBO champ Terence Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs) will not go down this year.
Bradley feels like the fans should know that the fight will be finalized for 2023 despite the hype and talks surrounding the matchup of the two champions.
“No, it’s going to happen. The fight’s going to happen. It’s just not going to happen anytime soon,” the former champ said.
“I would say to the fans, ‘Just forget about it for now.’ Sometimes the best thing to do is to let it play out. Just don’t even talk about it. Let’s not bring it up.
Referring to the managements of boxers and the sanctioned organizations, the 39-year-old advised the fans to be patient for long, but assured that it will go down at some point in the next year.
“Let it play out because we get our hopes up, and then they destroy us. ‘Oh, the fights not going to happen until next year.’ So if we just forget about it and wait until it happens, and once they announce it and they’re actually in the ring, that’s when we get excited about it.”
“I know the fights going to happen. There’s no doubt about it,” he added.
Spence-Crawford was reportedly set for a targeted November 19 date for a while, but a recent ESPN report said that the anticipated fight is delayed once again after Crawford reportedly requested to have full transparency on the event expenses.
What irks Bradley is how the delay in the super fight is affecting other boxers as well.
“The thing that kind of sucks to me about the whole situation is that we have some young talent that I believe in the division that has earned their right to fight for those belts.”