Promoter: Errol Spence Jr. is Intimidated by Terence Crawford

Published 02/12/2021, 6:25 AM EST


The prospective welterweight war between Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford constantly makes it to the news headlines. But, certainly fails to make it to the squared circle. None of the fights in the welterweight landscape are as important as a bout between these two and boxing enthusiasts are keen to see them collide at least once and settle it for all.

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However, the fight has made no progress in terms of contracts, individual purses, and more. Recently, the Top Rank CEO Bob Arum was in a conversation with iFL TV. Here, he gave his take on why this fight isn’t reaching terms and ultimately the ring.

Arum said, “I think somehow Spence is intimidated by Crawford and doesn’t wanna step in the ring with him because if he was confident, why the hell wouldn’t he fight him?”

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NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 04: Bob Arum speaks during the Manny Pacquiao v Chris Algieri Media Tour at The Liberty Theatre on September 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

Arum affirmed that Spence Jr.’s manager, Al Haymon, and his Top Rank promotions are ecstatic to roll out this fight for the fans. But, the only reason he feels why it isn’t happening is Errol Spence Jr.

He continued, “This is the biggest fight in the welterweight division, and like we’ve done before, Haymon’s side could represent Spence and Top Rank Crawford and the fight would happen. The only reason it’s not happening is the reluctance of Errol Spence.”

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Is Terence Crawford a threat to Errol Spence Jr.?

The ‘Bud’ races ahead with Spence Jr. in terms of experience. He has fought a whopping 37 times and won all of them. On the flip side, the ‘Truth’ has 10 fights less on his resume than that of Crawford, but he too is undefeated in his dominating run in boxing.

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Errol Spence Jr. is aware of Crawford’s capabilities. And in order to compete with the best, he’ll have to polish himself exuberantly.

That said, he might consider fighting a few more staunch names prior to entering the epic encounter against Terence Crawford. But, even if he takes it in his stride to battle Crawford, it will still be one of the most exemplary clashes at 147 pounds.

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According to you, is Errol Spence Jr. ready for the Terence Crawford fight?

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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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