Terence Crawford reveals reason why the Errol Spence Jr fight isn’t happening
by FARUK IMAMOVIC | VIEW 390
Terence Crawford vs. Errol Spence Jr. is probably one of the biggest boxing matches possible right now. Errol Spence Jr. (28-0, 22 KOs) holds the WBC, IBF and WBA (Super) world titles, while the WBO world title is owned by Terence Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs).
According to most of the most relevant rankings, Crawford is the best boxer in the world (ranked first on the 'P4P' rankings), and Spence is also near the top, usually within the top three. Unfortunately, as is often the case in boxing, entanglements involving sponsors, promoters, organizers and all other parties interested in profit have so far made it impossible to arrange this fight.
Terence Crawford broke up with Top Rank and Bob Arum last year, and then things should have been simplified when it came to contracting this spectacle. And while there were rumors that we would see the fight, everything fell apart when Crawford announced his next appearance.
David Avanesyan (29-3-1) will box against Crawford on December 10 (12th month), and Spence and Crawford will not meet in the ring, at least not this year. Of course, both boxers blame each other, and Crawford tried to give more details about the negotiations with Spence while visiting the MMA Hour.
"Bud" blamed "politics" at the top of world boxing for everything, but he also sees Spence's team as the culprits for the failure of negotiations.
Main focus is on David Avanesyan.
“It is what it is – I’m moving forward with my career,” Crawford said.
“Me and Errol, if that fight happens, it will happen next year. I just don’t like the fact that a lot of people are blaming me for trying to make the fight. That’s about it. But my main focus is not on Errol right now.
My main focus is on David Avanesyan. “I just blame the business of boxing. I don’t blame myself for [even] one portion of the fight not being made. “I felt like I agreed to everything that I needed to agree to.
I feel like I’ve done everything I’m supposed to do as an independent fighter to get that fight made. But there’s only so much I can do”. “I think he wanted the fight. I think he really wanted the fight.
I think he still wants the fight, but I don’t know what’s going on in his team. The only thing I can do is speak for myself and my team”. Negotiations between him and Spence ran into obstacles near the end.
Crawford reportedly demanded that the organization's expenses be transparent, but Spence's team did not agree. Crawford does not blame his potential rival either, because he believes that he also just wants to fight.