For now, welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. is limited to a single verbal sparring between Terrence Crawford.
The latest installment of his war of words came on Saturday night. An interview with DJN. In, Spence said a possible unity battle against Crawford could take place in 2021. But if that were to happen, Spain would want the biggest part of the purse.
“I’m the big dog of the welterweight division,” Spence told the network. “He has to get a backseat and he has to get 60-40 [split] Or 70-30, whatever we give him. “
Crawford responded to Spence’s comments on Twitter.
“And they said it was me,” Crawford tweeted in addition to a changing emoji. “I now rest my case for the next time. This chapter is now approaching[d]”
Despite Crawford’s comments, speculation about Spence-Crawford’s performance will continue, especially during an interview in San Antonio before the fight between Saul L’Canello Alvarez and Colm Smith over the Super Middleweight title. .
Spence (27-0, 21 KOs) and Crawford (37-0, 28 KOs) are considered the two best welterweights in the division. Spence holds IBF and WBC belts in the 147-pound class, while Crawford holds the WBO title. Every fighter has been defending a successful title in the last two months.
Not just anti-men, they fight for rival companies. Spence is under Al Heyman’s Premier Boxing Champions, while Crawford has been promoted to the top rank by Bob Arum.
A recent interview. In, Arm said Spence did not want to take Crawford.
“We want to fight that fight, but it takes two in Tango,” Arum told Athletic earlier this month. “Spence is hiding behind Al Heyman.”
Spence and Crawford have expressed interest in fighting each other in recent years as both have dominated the welterweight division. Although many factors have prevented the fight from reaching this point, Spence indicated that it could be an option in 2021.
“I think it could be,” Spence said. “Just for Al and Bob to sit down and stop Bob from lying. We’ll see. But I think it could be next year.”