By Ryan Burton
Caesar's Palace, LAS VEGAS, NV - WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford (33-0) was on hand in Las Vegas to accept his award for winning the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Fighter of the Year award.
While on the red carpet, the three-division champion discussed a variety of topics including facing welterweights that fight under the Premier Boxing Champions banner.
The likes of Errol Spence, Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter and Danny Garcia all fight on Showtime where the PBC puts on the majority of their fights while Crawford fights on ESPN which recently agreed to a 7 year extension that replaces their original 4 year output deal.
The Omaha, Nebraska native doesn't see the network differences as being a problem and said that his promoter Top Rank is willing to work with anybody.
"I know my promoter is willing to work with any other promoter out there so I can't use that as an excuse so I don't know why they use that as an excuse or if that is an excuse. It is business at the end of the day. It's gotta make sense and when it does makes sense that is when it will happen," Crawford told BoxingScene.com.
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum has recently stated that he is open to making a Crawford-Spence fight but admitted that the fight needs to be built up a bit first so that it would sell more pay-per-views.
When asked if going the pay-per-view route was the only way that the fight could come to fruition, Crawford said, "maybe for both parties to get paid fairly."
Porter and Garcia will face each other on September 8th in a highly anticipated showdown for the vacant WBC welterweight title at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Crawford didn't pick a winner for that fight and instead said that he was just going to sit back and enjoy it.
"That is going to be a good fight. I am just going to watch it as a fan," said Crawford.
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