Terence Crawford Says There’s No “Bad Blood” With Errol Spence Jr. but Does Not Like Things He Does or Say

Published 08/07/2021, 11:00 AM EDT


WBO welterweight kingpin Terence Crawford and two-belt unified champion Errol Spence Jr. have been considered rivals for a long time. Their unmatched progression in the 147 lbs division has been a prime reason fans have constantly compared them. However, the feelings they hold might just be professional, as Crawford has claimed to have nothing personal towards Spence Jr.

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While Errol Spence Jr. will defend his belts against Manny Pacquiao next, Terence Crawford is still waiting for an official contender. Meanwhile, he has taken some time to reveal his feelings over ‘The Truth’.

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In a chat with ESPN, ‘Bud’ said, “No there’s no bad-blood like I have already stated you know. I support Errol Spence, I have been watching him ever since, you know, he was in the Olympics. He was in the amateurs. So, I don’t have any bad-blood, I just don’t like a lot of things he does and say.”

“I would say, but at the same time it’s the fight game and you know as a competitor. I just know in my heart that I can beat him.”

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After vanquishing Kell Brook, Terence Crawford could have opted to fight Errol Spence Jr. However, none of the welterweight champions showed any special interest in bagging the fight. But Errol Spence Jr. planned a smart move.

The WBC-IBF title-holder sealed a fight with Manny Pacquiao – the bout that can take him to new heights of success. Although ‘Pac-Man’ (42) is an all-time great, his two-year-long hiatus will provide a sheer advantage to Spence Jr.

Errol Spence Jr., Terence Crawford, and the welterweight division

Spence vs Pacquiao will determine the WBC, IBF, and Ring welterweight champion. Meanwhile, the WBO has ordered Terence Crawford to defend his strap against Shawn Porter. If Spence Jr and Crawford win their next fights, fans will put them against each other once again.

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But the vile politics of boxing and severe contractual turmoils can hamper the fight from happening. While Crawford and Spence Jr. are still champions and in their prime, the matchup between them will be alluring for the whole combat universe.

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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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