Through Chris Williams: Terence Crawford took to social media on Monday while in the ocean to call Errol Spence Jr. to a unification fight. IBF / WBC welterweight champion Spence (27-0, 21 KOs) has not fought in a year due to an eye injury he sustained and a lot of time spent negotiating a fight with Manny Pacquiao.
Crawford wants to get the indication to fight with Spence now, as he is running out of time. The eye injury suffered by Spence makes it unlikely that he would agree to fight Crawford in his first fight in early 2022.
It’s predictable that Spence won’t fight Spence next year as he still has other options at PBC in Yordenis Ugas and Keith Thurman.
With Jaron Ennis and Vergil Ortiz Jr. both moving up the WBO rankings, Crawford finds himself in a situation where he fights with Spence while he still can before being dethroned by one of these young lions. in a fight that won’t make nearly as much money.
Crawford showed in his last fight with goaltender Shawn Porter that his time as a WBO Champion is not long.
WBO welterweight champion Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs) is in a difficult position with him close to turning 35, and his contract with the Top Rank promotion company has expired.
Crawford looks pretty big right now, and it might be a good idea for him to upgrade to 154 to defeat the vulnerable IBF / WBA / WBC champion Jermell Charlo.
“The ocean is as big as a mother f ***. We won’t be able to find your punk here,Terence Crawford said on social media calling Errol Spence. âI don’t know if I can find you in the ocean. You have a lot of places to hide, âCrawford said.
– FOX Sports: PBC (@PBConFOX) November 21, 2021
Kenny Porter opens up about Crawford vs. Spence
âI’m an Errol Spence fan, except the nights he fights Shawn Porter,â Kenny Porter told Fighthype. âTerence Crawford, I am in the same situation with Terence. I traveled to Venezuela with Terence in 2007.
âI have participated in national tournaments with Terence. When I see Terence, I’m happy to see Terence, âKenny said. âI never thought those times when we traveled and the things we did in two totally different weight classes that they would never fight.
“The two guys [Crawford and Spence] have shown that they are at the top of their class, and the two guys, I believe, should have to fight each other. Hopefully, they figure that out and shake things up so these questions get answered in the ring and not on camera.
“At this point it’s hard for me to decide [who wins between Crawford and Spence]. Damn, if Shawn had fought like the night he fought Errol, we might not be having this conversation.
âOn the other hand, Bud is a great fighter and Errol is a great fighter. Hope they assemble it and make it happen. If you push me, I’m probably a Spence fan.
âIt’s an incredible situation for both guys. I talk about their careers now with them adjusting to each other and being undefeated and putting all questions aside.
“If you push me I have to say me and EJ [Spence] go back and the same with Bud. They are great guys and great stories to tell. No one else can tell you that they faced Terence in an alleyway.
“And no one else can tell you that they were on a plane whose landing gear wouldn’t come with Errol.” No one else can tell. I can tell. I can say these things. Considering the fact that we were in a life and death situation, Errol is my man.
âThe plane crashing is my man. Absolutely, I would like to be in the front row of this fight [Crawford vs. Spence]. I will be. Make that happen and I’ll be there, âKenny Porter said.