Terence Crawford wants Spence next, then move up for Jermell Charlo

Terence Crawford continues to push for his subsequent combat to be in opposition to Errol Spence Jr, telling ESPN’s Mike Coppinger the naked reality of the matter because it stands now, that there isn’t any longer a single purpose they shouldn’t be preventing.

Crawford additionally says that after he beats Spence, he plans a move up to 154 lbs to “fuck up Jermell Charlo,” in his phrases.

WBO welterweight titleholder Crawford (38-0, 29 KO) had been with Prime Rank for years, and Spence (28-0, 22 KO), who now has the WBC, WBA, and IBF titles, with Premier Boxing Champions. Although these two sides have labored collectively, it has been very uncommon, and normally solely for actually huge fights just like the latter two bouts between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.

That meant Crawford, 34, spent three years at welterweight preventing Jeff Horn, Jose Benavidez Jr, a washed-up Amir Khan, Egidijus “Mean Machine” Kavaliauskas, and a washed-up Kell Brook, earlier than lastly getting a deal executed with a PBC fighter final November, when he stopped Shawn Porter within the tenth spherical, after which he declared he was leaving Prime Rank, and later filed swimsuit in opposition to the corporate.

Spence, 32, was in a position to get pay-per-view fights with Mikey Garcia, Porter, and Danny Garcia in 2019-20, earlier than his return a number of weeks in the past in a win over Yordenis Ugas, after which he referred to as out Crawford, and Crawford shortly responded.

Spence has since saved it clear that he wants Crawford subsequent, and now Crawford is doing the identical.

From ESPN:

“There’s nothing standing in the way from us fighting. There’s no promotion company that’s blocking it, there’s no wrong side of the street, there’s no nothing. Let’s see who the best welterweight in the world is. … I don’t want no tuneup fights. I don’t want nothing. I wanna go straight into it. … After I beat Spence, I’m moving up and I’m fucking up [Jermell] Charlo.”

So long as the cash supply is correct for each side and each side need it as a lot as they are saying, there actually is now no purpose Spence vs Crawford doesn’t occur subsequent. Boxing followers know higher than to take one thing like this as any assure, however the probabilities of it occurring are far, much better than they ever have been earlier than.

On the Charlo aspect of Crawford’s assertion, that one’s been brewing a bit recently, too. Charlo lately mentioned that “Crawford can get that work” if he beats Spence and strikes up to junior middleweight, and clearly Terence heard it.

Charlo (34-1-1, 18 KO) has a rematch with Brian Castano (17-0-2, 12 KO) approaching Could 14 in a Showtime principal occasion. The 2 of them went to a attract July 2021 when making an attempt the primary time to crown an undisputed champion at 154, and can give it one other go then in yet one more highly-anticipated, superb combat on the boxing schedule proper now.

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