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Crawford on Spence: We Have To Go Through Each Other!

WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford (33-0, 24 KOs) is now a major player at 147-pounds.

Last Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Crawford dominated and stopped 2012 Australian Olympian in nine rounds to capture the WBO title.

The win became Crawford's division, after capturing world titles at junior welterweight and lightweight.


It didn't take long before fans were calling for showdown between Crawford and IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence (23-0, 20 KOs).

Spence is back in action this coming Saturday night, when he defends his title against mandatory challenger Carlos Ocampo in Dallas, Texas. Showtime will televise.

Crawford is slated to fight again on a date in October, with Jose Benavidez as a possible opponent.

As time goes on, Crawford vs. Spence will become one of the biggest fights to make in the entire sport.

"It is without question the biggest fight in boxing to make," Crawford told Steven Muehlhausen of Sporting News. "That fight will happen and when it does, I feel like it’s going to be a great night for me, Errol and the whole boxing world."

Of course there are some hurdles to overcome in making that match.

Crawford is tied to Top Rank, who have an exclusive content deal with ESPN. And Spence is tied to Premier Boxing Champions, which is firmly aligned with Showtime.

Networks aside, Crawford believes the fight is inevitable with both of them being champions in the same weight class.

"The thing is with me and Errol is we both got the same goal, and for both of us to accomplish our goal, we have to go through each other," Crawford said.

 "He wants to be the undisputed champion in the welterweight division, I want to be the undisputed champion in the welterweight division. Simple as that. There can be only one undisputed champion in the division. That means somebody must fall."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Dle on 06-15-2018

If Spence gave in to Arum’s every demand, Arum will not risk Crawford falling from grace by fighting road warrior Spence. Again, Arum’s golden geese are Crawford & Loma

Comment by champion4ever on 06-14-2018

That fight would be very hard to make because they are both represented by separate boxing entities:The PBC and Top Rank who like to keep everything in house. Unless there is a purse bid or if Crawford decides to leave…

Comment by chrisJS on 06-14-2018

[QUOTE=MONGOOSE66;18862120]They both should eliminate the 147 class, which is easy for both of them to do, then fight each other. I just have doubts Spence can stay at 147 more than another year.[/QUOTE] He seems to talk like he can…

Comment by BLACK KNOT on 06-14-2018

[QUOTE=filup79;18861065]Fight won't happen unless Arum gets his way and is put on ESPN. Simple as that. Doesn't matter if Showtime will pay more money for the fight, fight must be on ESPN for Arum to make it.[/QUOTE]lol at you. already…

Comment by BLACK KNOT on 06-14-2018

[QUOTE=filup79;18861077]Only way this fight gets made is if Spence gives in to Arum's demands and it has to be on ESPN. Arum doesn't care if Showtime pays more for the fight, it will absolutely have to be on ESPN. Same…

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