Teddy Atlas Breaks Startling News Regarding Terence Crawford

Published 11/11/2021, 4:53 AM EST


Terence Crawford is all set to defend his WBO welterweight title on November 20 against Shawn Porter. This will be an elite fight for ‘Bud’ as his chances of confronting the likes of Errol Spence Jr., and Keith Thurman will rely heavily on this fight. But will this fight be Crawford’s last with his long-time promoter, Bob Arum?

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Over the past few months, things between Arum and Crawford haven’t gone smoothly. The pair failed to remain on the same page at a lot of junctures, leaving fans confused and surprised.

Now, all the confusion may have been cleared as Teddy Atlas came up with concrete news about Crawford and Arum’s rift. He even spoke about ‘Bud’s term with Top Rank Promotions.

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In his own podcast, Atlas said, ”He’s leaving Top Rank. That you can take to the bank. I’ve just been informed of that, where this will be Crawford’s last fight with Top Rank and Bob Arum.”

He added, “They go and do their fighting in a courtroom, they will be in a courtroom, fighting, and at the end of the day, decide that really feels and knows as far as they know to be that they’re on the winning side of that fight, and that would be Crawford side.”

Earlier this year, the Top Rank boss gave an apprehensive opinion about letting Crawford’s fights go on PPV. As the WBO welterweight champ hasn’t quite done well in terms of selling PPVs of his fights, his promoter didn’t want his fights to go for the PPV model.

However, now it seems the duo is about to conclude their prolonged business relationship. If this is true, Crawford will need to win in style and go 38-0 on November 20. Should he do so, he will have no shortage of suitors.

When did Terence Crawford sign with Top Rank Promotions?

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Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford inked a deal with Arum‘s Top Rank Promotions in 2011 first. Post that, he again renewed his contract with the promotion in 2018, signing a multi-year agreement.

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)

Crawford had said, “I am the best fighter in the world, hands down. ESPN is the biggest brand in sports and Top Rank is the biggest promotional company in boxing. This was a no-brainer for me and my team. All of the super fights that the world wants to see will happen. Mark my words. Like I’ve said before, I want all of the champions in the welterweight division.”

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As things looked good, everyone back then expected Crawford to be around Top Rank Promotions till his last pro-boxing bout. While Atlas’ words can’t be seen as Crawford’s official decision, his statements have made things extremely interesting and have directed a lot of attention towards ‘Bud’.

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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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