Via Chris Williams: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said he questions the morale of current Terence Crawford and that he is unsure if he can beat unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr.
147-lb WBO champion Crawford (38-0.29 KOs) wants to take on Spence (28-0.22 KOs) next, but this may not be a good time for the soon-to-be 35-year-old Nebraska. nature.
Spence looks like a machine with the way he pulls the WBA champion Yordenis Ugas this month, stopping him in the 10th round on April 16 in front of a huge crowd at AT&T Stadium in San Antonio, Texas.
The way Spence fractured Ugas’ face, fractured his right eye socket, Crawford is probably not ready for that kind of boxer, especially given the way he wrestled with lackluster janitor Shawn Porter back in September. 11 years ago.
That Crawford version would be shark food Fences rip in an undisputed weight clash. It may have been better for Crawford to trade blows, punches counterattacks to keep his WBO title guard.
“I don’t know. I always thought Crawford was the better boxer. I don’t know where Crawford’s head is“Bob Arum said to Fighthype when asked if he believes Terence Crawford can beat Errol Spence Jr. if that war happened right now.
“Spence shows that you have to have a clear head and make the right decisions, and I don’t know if Terence is capable of that.
“I have no idea. Terence doesn’t have a contract with us, and so that’s someone else’s problem,” Arum said when asked if he thought a fight between Spence and Crawford would happen.
Crawford’s two front-runners, #1 WBO Vergil Ortiz Jr., and #2 Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis resemble a pair of deadly 7.5-mile-diameter asteroids plowing through space, heading straight into space. the road of the natives of Omaha, ready to damage on impact.
Crawford doesn’t have the mechanics to steer Ortiz and Boots away from him, so he’ll either need to face one of them or give up his WBO belt.
If Crawford wants to test whether he can survive with Spence, he’ll do well to defend his WBO belt against Boots or Vergil.
“Fine. I’m not going to lower myself and ask him to leave my gym etc. I think we’re at Top Rank higher than that,” Arum said when asked about his thoughts on the move. Crawford trains with his boxer Shakur Stevenson ahead of this Saturday night’s fight with Oscar Valdez in Las Vegas.