Timothy Bradley: Errol Spence Jr. Has No Intentions Of Fighting Terence Crawford
Former boxing champion Timothy Bradley isn’t convinced that Errol Spence Jr. wants to fight Terence Crawford.
Fight fans have been hoping to see Spence vs. Crawford. Both men are considered to be the best welterweights in the world. Both men are undefeated and near the top of the pound-for-pound list for many fans and boxing experts.
Spence fights under PBC, while Crawford is with Top Rank Boxing. Both PBC and Top Rank have worked together in the past. The problem here comes down to the purse split. Spence wants as much as a 70-30 split, which Crawford isn’t interested in taking.
During a discussion with Andre Ward, Mark Kriegel, and Joe Tessitore, Bradley revealed he feels Spence could be looking to cash in and make an early exit from boxing (h/t Boxing Insider).
“Why would go up and face Canelo but you won’t face Terence Crawford in the same weight class as you? That’s a money thing for him.
“I think that Spence is at a point now and correct me if I’m wrong but I think he just wants to get the money and leave the game.”
Bradley went on to say that he doesn’t think Spence is willing to share the ring with Crawford under any circumstance.
“He has no intentions of fighting Terence Crawford. Even if Terence Crawford was to jump ship and go over there to PBC, I still don’t see the fight happening.”
Spence is fresh off a successful WBC and IBF Title defense over Danny Garcia. Crawford successfully defended his WBO gold, stopping Kell Brook in the fourth round.