Terence Crawford Says Fight With Errol Spence Jr. Is “History” but Spence Claims “It’s Gonna Happen”

Published 03/21/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Erroll Spence Jr. in the ring after he defeated Shawn Porter in their IBF & WBC World Welterweight Championship fight at Staples Center on September 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Spence, Jr won by decision. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)


A welterweight showdown between Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. would fascinate several boxing fans at this stage, but Crawford has recently expressed his dissent over the fight. Despite making absolute sense, the matchup is still up in the air with no official confirmation.

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However, WBC and IBF champion Errol Spence Jr. is still optimistic about accepting the challenge. He hasn’t revealed any official developments to the matchup, but has pointed out his desire in going against WBO title-holder, Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford.

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He was spotted live at the Dickies Arena, relishing the recent Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs Maurice Hooker clash. In the aftermath, the media asked him about the fight and Ortiz Jr’s performance. In response, ‘The Truth’ said, “He (Vergil Ortiz Jr.)  did good.”

Meanwhile, he also reflected opinion on the possible clash against Crawford. While there’s a very minimal lifeline present in the battle, Spence Jr. expanded the chances to a certain extent.

He said, “It’s gonna happen (Crawford vs Spence Jr.), I guess, I don’t know.”

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What’s standing between Terence Crawford vs Errol Spence Jr.?

Both Crawford and Spence Jr. are currently the champions at 147 lbs and are unbeaten in their professional careers. They are also active in the line with recent wins against Kell Brook and Danny Garcia on their respective returns. So, it sets the stage for them to collide.

Meanwhile, ‘Bud’ Crawford recently had a minor dispute with his promoters and can soon opt for free agency. He is still under the Top Rank banner and there is no clarity on whether he will stay or leave.

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Meanwhile, former WBA champion, Manny Pacquiao, has also hinted at his return and has teased a mega-fight against Terence Crawford. If that comes to meet fruition, the Spence Jr. fight will get postponed.

The welterweight unit is full of elites, and none of the champions will struggle to find relevant contenders. That said, they will also have their mandatory challengers and Spence Jr. may overlook ‘Bud’ in the mix.

How badly do you think the boxing world needs Errol Spence Jr. vs Terence Crawford?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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