Share this article

“He Got Away With the First One”: Commentator Uses Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, and Roy Jones Jr. As Examples to Reveal Only Condition for Terence Crawford vs. Errol Spence Jr. Rematch to Make Sense

Published 11/18/2023, 11:02 PM EST

Follow Us

via Imago

Less than two months after the defeat to Terence Crawford, Errol Spence Jr. activated the rematch clause in September to fight ‘Bud’ at 154 lbs. According to ‘The Truth,’ his timing was off at 147 lbs where the duo fought in July. In this connection, given Spence Jr. believed he would feel physically better at junior Middleweight, he insisted the rematch took place at 154 lbs.

America’s Favorite Video Today

Later, supporting Spence Jr.’s statement, among others, Deontay Wilder claimed he found ‘The Truth’ a little drained of which ‘Bud’ took advantage. In short, a certain section embraced the view that Specne Jr. was not at his physical best on July 29th. On that note, ShowBizz the Adult, known for his commentaries on boxing, explained how Spence Jr. vs. Crawford must be assessed.

Errol Spence Jr. is placed on the same page as Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, and Roy Jones Jr.


Article continues below this ad

In simple terms what ShowBizz the Adult means is that often professional boxers, who are wage labourers, step inside the ring despite unhealed injuries given the obligations and responsibilities they have.

As a result, despite being skilful and impressively athletic, there are times when they are outshone and dominated by their opponents in the ring. “Let me know why that performance was the worst shit I’ve ever seen,” started ShowBizz the Adult.


Get instantly notified of the hottest Boxing stories via Google! Click on Follow Us and Tap the Blue Star.

Follow Us

Floyd [Mayweather] said he had a torn rotator cuff against [Jose Luis] Castillo. The second fight he was healthier and he definitely won the second one. I think he got away with the first one,” he continued. In this context, he also referred to Manny Pacquiao facing ‘TBE’ with a “hurt shoulder” in 2015. Additionally, he mentioned how Roy Jones Jr. even declined after cutting “25lbs of muscles.


In this connection, ShowBizz argued that if Spence Jr. was not at his physical best during the Crawford fight, how he lost was somewhat justified. However, if one must believe that ‘The Truth’ fought Crawford at his best, the rematch should not happen.


Article continues below this ad

Why is a rematch between Terence Crawford and Spence Jr. a problem?

In ShowBizz’s opinion, while fans criticize the boxers’ performances, one must understand the physical condition in which they often entered the ring. Likewise, the commentator added, “If the guy was fighting with one hand, then, ok. That’s how we assess it. That’s what I’m doing with Errol Spence.”


Article continues below this ad

Following this train of thought, he suggested Spence Jr. should only rematch Crawford if he wasn’t at his physical best in the first fight. “Because if that is you at your very best against Terence Crawford, I can’t sell the rematch. I don’t wanna see that at all,” he concluded. With that said, do you think Spence Jr, should rematch ‘Bud’ at 154 lbs? Let us know in the comments below.

Watch This Story – Best of Highlights from Terence Crawford’s 9-Round Onslaught of Errol Spence Jr.

Providing feedback will help us make your experience better.

The Fan's Perspective

Enjoyed Your Read? Let us know how likely you are to recommend EssentiallySports to your friends!

Least Likely

Most Likely



Written by:

Samrat Sardar


One take at a time

I feel combat sports is a representation of life inside a cage or ring. There is fear, struggle, and the will to be free. It has a poetic quality.
Show More>

Edited by:

Purva Jain