“Don’t Get No Promoter” – Roy Jones Jr. Gives Honest Advice to Terence Crawford

Published 12/15/2021, 8:00 AM EST


Terence Crawford made headlines a few weeks back after he announced breaking ties with Bob Arum’s Top Rank Promotions. Crawford was an elite fighter on Arum’s list. However, things didn’t quite go well between the two parties and the WBO welterweight champ ended up leaving the promotion company.

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Since then, there’s massive news surrounding Crawford’s signing with a new promoter. But it is still unclear about who he will rope in as his new promoter.

Recently, boxing icon Roy Jones Jr. was in interaction with Seconds Out. Here, he came up with a piece of honest advice for ‘Bud’.

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“Don’t get no promoter at all. Go call Roy Jones Jr. do it the right way, promote yourself you’re good enough to stand on your own two feet, you don’t need nobody now with this Kombatchain says we got you take that along with the guide for Roy Jones Jr, and you don’t need nobody you can do everything your own way.”

“They got to converge because you’re the man. If they don’t come back to that, ain’t no good,” he said.

Crawford signed with Top Rank Promotions in 2011, renewing his contract again in 2018. Although ‘Bud’ is a sublime technician of the game, his fights did not generate substantial revenue on PPV.

As a result, this slowly and steadily widened the gaps between Arum and Crawford. Moreover, the WBO champ had a powerful urge to face fellow welterweight champ, Errol Spence Jr. However, Arum couldn’t secure this fight for him, and after his fight with Porter, Crawford addressed this management facet.

Will being a free agent help Terence Crawford secure his dream fights?

Crawford has proved his worth in the 147-pound division, and there’s only one challenge ahead of him, i.e. booking a fight with Spence Jr.

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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)

Earlier, both of them worked for different promoters and it was difficult for the two teams to line these fighters up. Also, there were many concerns about pay splits and beyond.

Regardless of the past, Crawford is now a free agent, and he has massive abilities to book a fight with anyone he wants. But he’ll also have to get someone to do the technical part of deals and agreements to eventually meet anyone he wants inside the ring.

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It’ll be interesting to see how things will pan out for Crawford in rear future.

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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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