Promoter Eddie Hearn is not confident in Errol Spence's abilities to change the tide in a rematch with Terence Crawford - even at the junior middleweight limit of 154-pounds.
Back in July, Crawford dominated and stopped Spence in nine rounds to become the undisputed welterweight champion. Spence went down three times in the fight.
Last week, Spence exercised his contractual clause to an immediate rematch.
Crawford has the right to decide on the rematch's weight limit, but Spence will arguably want to fight at the junior middleweight limit - as he made it clear that his first fight would Crawford would be the final bout of his career at the welterweight limit of 147.
Even with a new weight limit and a bulked-up Spence, the veteran promoter is giving him little to no shot at overcoming Crawford the second time around.
“No [I don't think he beats Crawford], I don’t think so. I think that was a taxing fight for Errol Spence. Without taking anything away from Terence Crawford’s performance, there are starting to be a few miles on the clock for Spence, whether it’s lifestyle, retina or car crash, whether it’s tough fights, and that kind of fight last time would do some more to take some extra miles off the tank," Hearn told The DAZN Boxing Show.
“I do think he’d be stronger at 154, he’s been at 147 a long time, but I still think Terence Crawford is the big favorite in that fight. I don’t think it’s a fight people are clamoring for, so I think you’re going to have to find something to get Spence off the pan for that rematch.”