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    Terence Crawford's promotional contract with Top Rank expired last year - and they won't be parting on good terms as the unbeaten WBO welterweight champion has now filed a lawsuit against his former promoter.
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    Welterweight champion Terence Crawford is challenging famed boxing promoter Bob Arum in a bombshell lawsuit, claiming the promoter’s “revolting racial bias” prevented him from landing big fights and earning tens of millions of dollars,according to court papers filed in Nevada.
    The lawsuit filed in the Eighth Judicial District Court in Nevada on Wednesday states, “Crawford shines a spotlight on the systemic racism that runs through Top Rank, Top Rank’s complete inability to properly promote Black fighters, and Top Rank, Arum and [his son-in-law] Todd DuBoeuf’s disparate treatment of Black fighters, including Crawford.”
    “He consistently mocks rival boxing promoter Al Haymon — who is a Black man — and his relationship with Black fighters, saying Haymon would steer a Black fighter away from fighting Crawford out of a sense of ‘brotherhood.'”
    Crawford also alleges, according to the suit, that Arum deliberately and negligently failed to build him into a pay-per-view star and instead publicly criticized him for not attracting enough views. Arum has repeatedly claimed Top Rank had lost money on Crawford’s fights.

    In the papers it is alleged that Arum “Launched a smear campaign against Crawford to paint him as an unexciting, unprofitable fighter who could not draw viewers.
    https://nypost.com/2022/01/12/terenc...medium=site%20 buttons&utm_campaign=site%20buttons

    Um, alrighty then....Not sure how Crawford is going to be able to prove this and win in court. But he just shot his shot lol.

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    • #3
      Bob isn’t a racist. He’s promoted thousands of fighters from all walks of life.

      It’s not like he done a bad job with Crawford either. Took an unknown kid from Nebraska, guided him to a lightweight title, undisputed light welterweight title and welterweight title whilst earning millions in the process.

      I’ll be amazed if this stands up in court.
      tophat1, blackbakers and 7 others like this.

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      • #4
        On the plus side…

        Hopefully this signals Crawford is signing with Al Haymon. Which makes the Spence fight a hell of a lot easier to make.

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        • #5
          Read the article, what a pathetic ****ing lawsuit. Even Mayweather says it's ridiculous lmfao

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          • #6
            I can name 12 guys here who would find Bob guilty if they were on that jury

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            • #7
              Originally posted by RJJ-94-02=GOAT View Post
              Bob isn’t a racist. He’s promoted thousands of fighters from all walks of life.

              It’s not like he done a bad job with Crawford either. Took an unknown kid from Nebraska, guided him to a lightweight title, undisputed light welterweight title and welterweight title whilst earning millions in the process.

              I’ll be amazed if this stands up in court.
              I doubt it stands up in court, but we can agree Bob blasting Crawford while he was signed to his promotional company was plain stupid. I can't recall the last time I have seen anything like that.

              And no, I don't see Crawford signing with the PBC. He has a deal with MTK Global and will just sign on a fight by fight basis the rest of his career.

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              • #8
                And let me add one thing, Crawford DOES draw good gates and viewers. He hasn't been able to sell PPVs but Arum claiming he lost so much money on all his fights, including non-PPV shows is straight nonsense. If he lost money on his fights, then he damn sure lost money on Fury and Lomachenko fights as well.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by KTFOKING View Post

                  I doubt it stands up in court, but we can agree Bob blasting Crawford while he was signed to his promotional company was plain stupid. I can't recall the last time I have seen anything like that.

                  And no, I don't see Crawford signing with the PBC. He has a deal with MTK Global and will just sign on a fight by fight basis the rest of his career.
                  I think Crawford will definitely fight under the PBC banner in 2022. He isn’t Canelo, he can’t demand those sort of conditions. Even Pac signed a three fight deal. I think it’ll be similar to that.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by _Rexy_ View Post
                    Read the article, what a pathetic ****ing lawsuit. Even Mayweather says it's ridiculous lmfao
                    No, that is Arum who is saying it is ridiculous.

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