Per Chris Williams: Errol Spence vs. Terence Crawford, will it finally happen this year? There have been a lot of rumors since yesterday after Spectrum Cable listed Spence Crawford vs. Crawford as part of their June pay-per-view schedule.
While there is no specific date or price for the Spence-Crawford fight, the fact that Spectrum listed it as “TBD” as June suggests they know something. This could mean that the fight is on or it could simply be Spectrum making a hunch. That’s hard to believe, though.
What this could mean is that IBF/WBA/WBC welterweight champion Spence and WBO belt holder Crawford are back in talks after Terence broke off talks last November when he pulled out without warning to fight David Avanesyan in December 10 at BLK Prime PPV.
Will Spence give Crawford a second chance?
Crawford complained about how he tried to negotiate with Spence’s manager PBC and did his best to try to win the fight.
Instead of dragging himself through negotiations to fight Spence, Crawford took what was rumored to be a $10 million+ payday to defend against Avanesyan at BLK Prime.
It would be very surprising for Spence and PBC to revisit negotiations with Crwford, given how he disappeared into thin air about them.
I mean, if Spence is willing to dump Thurman for not giving him a chance when he wanted to years ago, why would he forgive Crawford for leaving him standing there with nothing to show for many months of negotiations?
If Crawford really got that much money for the Avanesyan fight, you can’t blame him for disappearing at Spence, but many boxing fans have serious doubts that he ever got anywhere near that kind of dough.
I never shy away from any man in my life.
— Terence Crawford (@terencecrawford) February 22, 2023
The Spence v. Thurman was quiet
What’s interesting is that talk of Spence moving up to 154 to fight Keith Thurman has gone quiet. Nothing else is being said about this fight, and you have to believe that if this was happening, you couldn’t stop old ‘One Time’ Thurman from opening his mouth to talk about it 24/7.
It was believed that Spence would make an announcement of his fight with Thurman, 34, but it is now almost March and it doesn’t look like the match will take place in April as was widely reported. taking place.
Thurman wouldn’t sit still if he was Spence’s next replacement because he talks a lot. The only time Thurman isn’t talking is when he doesn’t have any fights scheduled if Thurman is off the grid again and disappears like he’s been doing since he won that purse against Manny Pacquiao in 2019.