By Mark Elezaj
WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford has been looking to land a super-fight with IBF/WBC champion Errol Spence for quite some time now, and is once again calling out his division rival to make the fight happen.
So what’s the issue with making this fight a reality?
Spence, and is promoted by Al Haymon, fights for Premier Boxing Champions, who has content deals with FOX Sports and Showtime, and Crawford, who is promoted by Bob Arum, is promoted by Top Rank, who have an exclusive deal with ESPN.
There’s nothing like some good old fashion boxing politics!
So now what?
Spence, who won a very tough unanimous decision over Shawn Porter in a WBC, IBF unification fight last month, is now rumored to fight former two division world champion Danny Garcia early next year.
Crawford felt the Spence vs. Porter fight was a close one but believes Porter should have walked away with the decision.
“It was a close fight. Don’t get me wrong. I wouldn’t say it was a big-time robbery. But, it was a close fight and if I had to give anybody the victory, I think Shawn deserved it,” Crawford said.
Crawford also feels Errol’s team is full of excuses and says the only reason the fight hasn’t happened yet is because Spence knows he will lose.
“I honestly believe when it comes to him, deep down in his heart, he knows what he’s up against when he goes up against me.”
Crawford, who is considered by many to be one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world today, looks to be taking on his mandatory challenger, Egis Kavaliauskas next.
Crawford has a message for Spence.
“Take off them panties and pull your pants up, and let’s sign the contract,” Crawford told TMZ Sports.
It’s arguably the biggest fight that can be made in boxing right now. Champion vs champion, in a three belt welterweight title fight unification.
It’s also a title fight that would have huge pound-for-pound ramifications for both fighters.
But, unfortunately, due to the politics of boxing, the way things are looking, this is a fight that may never happen.
~ The Fighting Voice ~