Amir Khan Feels Promoters Don’t Want Terence Crawford vs. Errol Spence Jr. to Happen

Published 04/04/2021, 11:19 AM EDT


Former world champion Amir Khan seems excited to see Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. go up against each other inside the ring.

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However, the matchup is still far from meeting official fruition and Khan has apparently revealed the factor that continues to disrupt the matchup.

Akin to several fight fans, ‘King Khan’ is absolutely a fan of the welterweight title unification battle, that will determine the best 147 pounders of the era.

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However, he is equally vexed about seeing it get irrelevant with time. Speaking with iFLV TV, the ex-champion shed some light on the possible matchup and posed his opinion on the entire scenario.

“I would like to see that fight, who will come out the winner, who would come out the better. And yeah, who is really the number one welterweight in the world.

“So, yeah it would be a good fight. But I am surprised it’s not being made. I am sure there will be a lot of money on the table and some country will pick the fight to host it,” said Amir Khan.

He added, “I see that they met each other, they spoke to each other, but seems that promoters don’t want to it to happen, I don’t know why.”

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While the welterweight division has recently seen two of its prime champions return and stage sensational wins, it demands a collision between the title holders ahead.

But Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. just don’t seem interested in locking horns.

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Terence Crawford vs Errol Spence Jr- What’s at stake?

Akin to several fantasy matchups, Spence Jr vs Crawford is a viable fight for the current title ride. The undefeated champions boast of their respective titles and can stage an epic unification battle in the coming days.

Meanwhile, both men have also claimed big wins in recent times. Spence Jr. has defended his WBC and IBF crown via decision against Danny Garcia in December last year.

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ARLINGTON, TX – APRIL 18: Terence Crawford celebrates after beating Thomas Dulorme of Puerto Rico in the sixth round in their WBO Jr. Welterweight Title Bout on April 18, 2015 at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

On the other hand, Terence Crawford has retained his WBO championship status by knocking out Kell Brook in November.

While all these factors certainly set the champions against each other, promoters need to settle the contractual issues to bring both men in the ring. However, looking at the ongoing ride, the welterweight blockbuster doesn’t seem likely anytime soon.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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