Bob Arum, Errol Spence Jr., and Terence Crawford Enter a Verbal War on Twitter

Published 01/29/2021, 5:09 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 14: Terence Crawford and Bob Arum post fight after his victory over Kell Brook for the WBO welterweight title at the MGM Grand Conference Center on November 14, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images)


The feud between Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford is prolonged and uncommon. But, the rivalry between the two reached another level as Spence fired shots at both Crawford and his promoter Bob Arum.

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Recently, the Top Rank CEO was in a chat alongside The 3 Knockdown Rule, when he detailed his point on why the Spence vs Crawford fight isn’t reaching the squared circle.

I talked to Al Haymon, he’s amenable to the fight. Spence is the obstacle. Spence throws out numbers and percentages. We believe Crawford will beat him, unfortunately, Spence believes the same. Don’t blame Haymon, blame Spence.” said Arum.

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Michael Benson, an editor at talkSport, tweeted this statement by Arum which later caught Spence’s eye. The welterweight champion then fired shots at Arum. He wrote, “lien a** bob strikes again.”

Arum accused ‘The Truth’ of dodging the epic encounter with his undefeated boxer, Terence Crawford. The Top Rank supremo even tried getting in touch with Al Haymon, Spence Jr.’s manager, who was responsive enough to stage this fight. But the big-wig promoter feels it’s not Spence Jr.’s manager who’s being an obstacle, instead it is the boxer himself.

Bob Arum is confident that Crawford will dispatch him, and therefore Spence Jr. is avoiding this fight as much as he can.

‘The Truth’ was in an attack mode on Twitter and didn’t spare Arum for his comments. He even took shots at the long-time foe, Terence Crawford.

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Errol Spence Jr. attacks Terence Crawford

Crawford reaffirmed he is a long-time champion in the sport, and if he was to retire now, he’d aim for the Hall of Fame rather than any other opponent.

Spence then reverted in his own eccentric way, and said, “All those accomplishments with names people won’t remember.”

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The WBC and IBF welterweight champion mocked Crawford for picking easy fights over opting for staunch boxers.

With the recent Twitter spat, the rivalry among the welterweight champions has ignited to a different vertical altogether. However, this is not the only time they’ve taken shots at each other. Ever since they rose to the limelight, the pair have called each other out several times.

Fans wish to see them settle it once for all inside the ring, and the current verbal spar has just elevated their curiosity to watch the duo collide.

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What do you make of Spence Jr.’s comments? Do you think after this Twitter rant, a fight between them is definitely on the cards?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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