Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Spence: I'm Not Worried About Crawford Right Now

LOS ANGELES – Errol Spence Jr. has made it perfectly clear that Manny Pacquiao is the opponent he wants to fight next.

Pacquiao, like Spence, is represented by adviser Al Haymon, which would make their high-profile welterweight title unification fight relatively easy to put together if Pacquiao is willing to oppose Spence. If Pacquiao, the WBA 147-pound champion, opts to go in a different direction, it seems as if Danny Garcia is Spence’s probable opponent for the first half of 2020.

Garcia stood alongside Spence in the ring following the IBF/WBC champion’s split-decision defeat of Shawn Porter on Saturday night at Staples Center. Philadelphia’s Garcia (35-2, 21 KOs) wants the fight, but Spence first will purse a showdown with Pacquiao, which probably would take place in February.

errol-spence (3)_14

Regardless, the 29-year-old Spence (26-0, 21 KOs) will not consider the opponent most boxing fans want to see him fight next – WBO champion Terence Crawford. The DeSoto, Texas, native dismissed talk of facing Crawford during a post-fight press conference at Staples Center.

“It don’t matter,” Spence said. “The last time Crawford fought on pay-per-view [against Amir Khan], he did a hundred thousand buys. So, I’m not worried about Crawford right now. They don’t really promote him like they should be, so it is what it is. We’ll worry about Crawford when we get there. But like I said, Crawford need me more than I need him.”

Spence told a group of reporters prior to topping Porter that he thinks a bout between he and Crawford could take place either late in 2020 or early in 2021.

“I think the [Crawford] fight can happen,” Spence said Wednesday following a press conference. “I want it to happen. I think it will happen. Like I said, it should happen late in 2020 or early in 2021. So, you know, I think it’s gonna happen. I don’t think he have any opponents left, really. And, you know, I have a couple opponents [to fight]. But like I said, I wanna become undisputed. And the only way I can become undisputed is to take his belt. So, you know, we definitely have to make something happen, so I can get his belt.”

Meanwhile, Crawford (35-0, 26 KOs), of Omaha, Nebraska, is expected to make a mandatory defense of his title against Lithuania’s Egidijus Kavaliauskas (21-0-1, 17 KOs) on December 14 at Madison Square Garden in New York. 

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by sportbuddha on 10-03-2019

[QUOTE=dalvecc;20098333]Bud loses to both of them,stop with this nonsense Bud started at 135 he's not big enough for these true dogs, now Bud does have dog in him don't get me wrong,but his dog ain't their dog who has tested…

Comment by dalvecc on 10-03-2019

[QUOTE=sportbuddha;20096081]Nah you are approaching this wrong...look at how Crawford boxes...he is ultra aware and his countering is just ridiculous and he’s pretty much never going to give away any reach. Spence proved he can be caught against Porter (who btw…

Comment by TJ highway on 10-02-2019

Of course he's not worried about Bud Crawford Al Haymon wants to reward him with Danny Garcia. Meanwhile Bud sits on ice and Pac-man gets older. Same old story ain't nobody being fooled.

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 10-02-2019

[QUOTE=daggum;20096112]crawford beat horn. horn beat pacquiao.[/QUOTE] Means nothing. i don`t buy triangle theories.

Comment by daggum on 10-02-2019

[QUOTE=JakeTheBoxer;20092136]But still, I have to see Crawford in top welterweight fight first. Spence/Thurman/Porter/Danny/Pacquiao or even Ugas[/QUOTE] crawford beat horn. horn beat pacquiao.

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (84)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Wilder-Fury II Approved By WBC, Pascal-Jack Sanctioned, More Errol Spence vs. Danny Garcia Tabbed as Mandatory By WBC Gary Russell vs. Tugstsogt Nyambayar Ordered By WBC Lomachenko Named WBC "Franchise" Champ, Haney Upgraded To Full Povetkin-Hunter, Quigg-Carroll Added To Ruiz-Joshua Card Weights From Indio: Elwin Soto 107.6, Edward Heno 108 Derek Chisora Brings Close Friend To Open Workout David Price in Top Form For Chisora Showdown Regis Prograis Showing Off His Moves For UK Crowd Josh Taylor Putting in Work For Regis Prograis Shakur Stevenson-Joet Gonzalez: Officials Selected By NSAC Chisora To Have Steve Broughton in Corner For Price Fight Prograis Remains Betting Favorite Despite Late Money On Taylor Canelo-Kovalev: Judges, Referee Approved By Nevada Commission Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Matt Korobov Finalized For Charlo-Hogan Sergey Kovalev Putting in Work For Canelo Showdown Jesse Hart vs. Joe Smith Jr. In Play, Jan. 11 In Atlantic City Besputin vs. Butaev - Monte Carlo Card Finalized, November 30 Canelo Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev - Movie Theater Information Abdukakhorov: Look Forward To Welcoming Spence Back To Ring Jermall Charlo To Dennis Hogan: I'm No Jaime Munguia! Team Haney: Seems Like The People Are Brainwashed By Bob Arum David Price: Dereck Chisora Fight Is My Time, Stars Will Align Moruti Mthalane: Yaegashi Is Going To Bring It Stephen Fulton Eager To Face Daniel Roman: I'd Knock Him Out! Memo Heredia Breaks Down Canelo vs. Kovalev Abel Sanchez: Canelo Can KO Kovalev Between Rounds 7 To 10 Yves Ngabu Very Confident of Shocking Lawrence Okolie Xander Zayas, Youngest To Ink With Top Rank, Talks Pro Debut Lomachenko Has No Issue With Facing Davis, Haney or Lopez White Could See Himself Working With Hearn in The Future WBC On Their Own In Battle With 'Pros Going To 2020 Olympics' Rosado: They Should've Given Me Jacobs Fight From The Rip Miguel Berchelt Ripped and Ready For Jason Sosa Clash Prograis: Taylor Is 'Crazy' If He Thinks I’m Scared Of Him Pulev, Ramirez, Imam, Flores Return on Herring-Roach Undercard Figueroa-Ceja, Nery-Rodriguez Officially Added To Wilder-Ortiz PPV Granados Pumped To Be Back at 140, Confident of Beating Easter Jacobs-Chavez Moving To 12/20, MGM Grand In Las Vegas Prograis: That Boxing S*** Don't Matter When It Comes To My Kids
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement