“They Must Have Injuries”: Comparing Errol Spence Jr’s Performance to the Dallas Cowboys, Terence Crawford Reacts to Packers’ Dominance in Playoffs

Published 01/14/2024, 7:50 PM EST

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The tear-strained echoes of the Dallas Cowboys’ yee-haws seem to have reached the hallowed realm of the squared circle. The Green Bay Packers had well established their hegemony in the NFL playoffs by the fourth quarter. While the sporting world takes notice, in the distant land of the gloves, their game control appears to have stirred memories in every nook and cranny of Terence Crawford‘s mind.

The game seems to have reminded him of the match with Errol Spence Jr. Wasting no time, the welterweight champion took to social media to share what he felt at the moment. Identifying himself with the way ‘The Green and Gold’ has taken charge, the first two-division undisputed champion among men probably took a dig at his adversary. The two fought a masterpiece on July 29 last year at the T-Mobile Arena. Crawford took over the reins of the match in the opening rounds. The bout came to an end in the ninth round. ‘Bud’ won via technical knockout.

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Terence Crawford wrote that the playoff between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys resembled the match between him and Errol Spence Jr. Then he added that the Cowboys must have been reeling from a spate of injuries; perhaps that could be the reason for their downfall. “Oooowwweeee, this game looking like me and @ErrolSpenceJr. They must have injuries; that’s why we winning hun?” Said the welterweight champion.

Now, was that an apparent jab against his former adversary? Not long ago, Spence Jr. shared details about undergoing cataract surgery. Reportedly, he appears to have hinted upon entering the July 29 fight with an eye injury. Spence Jr. acknowledged, in no uncertain terms, the sheer performance of Terence Crawford. However, he stated, “Why you think I got hit with so many jabs and hooks?


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Anyhow, Terence Crawford continued. Some half-an-hour later, he took the next dig at the Cowboys, saying, “Ooowwweee, I know yall cowgirls hot right now.

A few minutes later, he wrapped up, expressing his love and admiration for Texas and Dallas. But the final roasting was left for the home football team: “It’s just that the cowgirls have always been a rivalry to my Packers, and they all was betting against me.


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The world champion has yet to return to the ring. Though Spence Jr., incidentally a Texas native, initiated the rematch clause, as of now, its status appears to be on tenterhooks. Soon after the Spence Jr. fight, he expressed interest in pursuing Jermell Charlo and Canelo Alvarez for the next big fight. However, Charlo suffered defeat at the hands of the Mexican icon. Thus, only the latter might be standing between Crawford and his ambition to become an undisputed champion in a third-weight class.


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What’s your take on the rematch between Crawford and Spence Jr.? Should it be pushed forward or laid to rest? Please share your views with us in the comments below.

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Jaideep R Unnithan


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