Crawford Believes He Will Eventually Fight Spence and Thurman

Former two division world champion Terence Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs) believes he will end up fighting all of the top names in the welterweight division - including IBF champion Errol Spence and WBC, WBA champion Keith Thurman.

Crawford, who won a world title at 135 and unified the entire division at 140, is planning to make his welterweight debut on a date in April.

A deal is nearly finalized for Crawford to face WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn, with the contest taking place at Madison Square Garden in New York City.


Should he get past Horn, Crawford wants the other world titles in the weight class.

Spence is scheduled to make a world title defense on June 16th in Dallas, Texas, And Thurman is coming back on May 19th, against an opponent to be determined at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Crawford - who is promoted by Bob Arum of Top Rank - is aligned with ESPN, while both Spence and Thurman are fighting under the Premier Boxing Champions banner on Showtime.

Arum has a good working relationship with PBC head Al Haymon. The two of them have made deals in the past when it came to securing opponents for Crawford.

Spence and Thurman are no normal opponents, as they are two of the biggest names at the weight.

When asked about Spence and Thurman specifically, Crawford explained why believes those fights will eventually happen.

"Of course [I think I'll fight them], Bob Arum has stated plenty of times that there is nothing stopping us from working with the PBC fighters. If you can recall, Felix Diaz and John Molina were PBC fighters and I fought both of them," Crawford told Yahoo Sports.

"I don't think there is anything stopping that. It just has to make sense for both parties. They are not going to send one of their A-side fighters over to ESPN if the deal is not right or make sense. And Bob is not going to send me over to Showtime if the deal is not right. It has to be an even playing field."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bigg Rigg on 02-03-2018

Sure..... Dude is dreaming. He's stuck with Bob, he's about to get robbed vs Horn and then fight him like 3-4 times after that.

Comment by genrick on 02-03-2018

Will take time doe, will take time based on the current state of boxing today. Such fights won't happen anytime soon. Not even if you sign up with PBC. Matthysse was with Haymon and Swift fought him only after so…

Comment by Dr.Cool on 02-03-2018

[QUOTE=KayDub;18457614]Spence was a nobody 3 years ago. He's only just now made himself a somebody. ****, 3 years ago Spence was beating Lo Greco and Van Heerdan, he wasn't on Keith's level. He hadn't earned the right to make that…

Comment by KayDub on 02-03-2018

[QUOTE=Dr.Cool;18457044]Yea, we have heard this about Thurman before. Because he was hyped as the best ww not named Mayweather and the Floyd haters had latched onto him as the guy Floyd was allegedly ducking. He was supposed to fight the…

Comment by pasawayako on 02-03-2018

Horn will make crawfor run for his life in the fight.

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