Crawford-Spence feud heating up

They may not be fighting in the ring anytime soon, but rival welterweight champions Terence Crawford and Errol Spence had plenty to say on social media on Wednesday night.

It all stemmed from this video Crawford posted on Instagram…



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Promoter Oscar De La Hoya approved of Bud’s comments, tweeting “My respects to @terencecrawford and exposing the Al Hamon circus. I’ve been dealing with this shit for years, I promoted “all” the PBC fighters and its all the same bullshit with them, they are not in charge. I’ll be going live soon to elaborate and expose the truth.”

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  • he probably could have edited this video down to about 10 minutes.
    however, it does sound like a really bad deal for Crawford. and with no guarantee, transparency etc.. is a must.
    Crawford seems to have every right to take another fight in December. good for him. hopefully he gets paid.
    sounds like we Wont see Crawford vs Spence.
    this is why boxing is in the sewer

    • Yes I agree I’m like I don’t really care anymore I’m tired of all this fu–cg around for the last 6 months

  • Of course Oscar, let the truth come forth, thou art boxing’s bastion of virtue

  • If you got 0% guarantee, and no transparency with the numbers and books .. it means your going to get F#$%^ ed and have to take whatever they give you.. they could say the numbers didn’t do good and it was more expenses.. take or leave it! They really don’t want the fight with you.. Its the reason poor contract in the beginning.. don’t waste your time CRAWFORD, keep fighting other fights and stay busy.. inactivity is a dangerous thing for a fighter.

  • If and when this fight ever happens, I have no doubt that Crawford will prevail. He’s the better fighter and I don’t believe Spence wants this fight. What Crawford conveyed here is the absolute truth.

    • How about you hear both sides of the story. Having a logical brain demands it.
      With a name LexusNexus Im guessing you’re a chic that takes what a guy says as face value.
      If Spence was Loma youll would say “Oh, if he thinks he’s the better fighter he would agree to the terms as the B side”
      Crawford never showed good business sense and now we see Bob Arum was correct.
      Spence did what he said he would do. He did the heavy lifting to give Crawford this opportunity.

  • I think Crawford is probably guilty of spending too much time on social media. This seems like a reaction to reading too many comments saying that he was ducking or afraid. I, unfortunately, don’t think they ever fight now, but I can definitely see Crawford making another video like this one after another round of failed negotiations sometime next year.

  • I honestly don’t care anymore. Fk crawford, fk spence, and double fk al haymon! This fight is now beyond its expiration date.

    Both are past their primes now.

    Boots Ennis is now THE MAN to beat in this division.

    • Makes no sense, just because Crawford- Spence had failed negotiations doesnt mean Boots is now the man to beat. Plant looks fantastic against B level fighters. Its different at the top level. He still has questions to answer along with Ortiz, Brandun Lee and Benn jr.

      • What doesn’t make sense?

        Crawford’s resume is built on mostly B level competition, but he’s now 35 yrs old.

        Spence has had the slightly better opposition but survived a horrific accident and is now nearly 33.

        Boots is in his prime at 25 and is poised to take over the throne.

        Not sure what you don’t get. Boxing is a young man’s sport. Very few fighters looks good past 35 especially in divisions where the young guys are just bigger, stronger, longer.

        Father Time is still undefeated.

        Now that the two old guys have waited so long to face each other, many fans just don’t care about this matchup as much. I for one will no longer to pay to see this fight. Fk em all.

        Let’s move on to Ennis who actually wants to fight for belts and glory.

    • So much young talent in the division, Ennis, Ortiz, Stantonis, etc. These two are getting old and their window will be closed shortly. Shame but I agree, let’s move on and have these young guns start fighting each other and some new superstars will emerge.

  • All smack talk from both fighters until that contract is signed and a date is legally set. Basically, this is simply foreplay to keep fans enticed by the BS of hype.

    • Good point, the fight could have been done without nitpicking about transparency. There will always be something. Crawford can make his mark as the #1 p4p fighter with this win. The fact that Crawford has a fight made so soon says he was obviously wasting people time working on a back deal with Avanesyan while pretending he wanted the Spence fight. I knew after the Ugas fight Crawford would be in no rush.

  • I thought they were both fighting other guys to make the deal based on those numbers.. or something like that. For no reason at all it was just the first thing that came to mind. I guess they’re just either waiting for the right time or don’t want the fight at all

    • Al Hayman is worst for fighters than Don King. At least Don King fighters fought top fights, they didn’t get paid but they fought. Hayman’s fighters don’t fight and don’t get paid.

  • by the time a contract is signed boxing fans will lose interest and too many years will pass remember mayweather/paquio that was a bummer of a fight no more ppv fights for me i learned my lesson just a scheme to get your money

  • Oscar should be the very LAST person to talk about corruption and speaking TRUTH! Talk about calling the kettle black! He’s so quick to pounce on other promoters yet he never takes accountability for his actions! What a joke ALL OF THIS HAS BECOME! As for Spence-Crawford, honestly I don’t care anymore! Between Canelo ducking Benavidez, Jermall Charlo not fighting anyone of note, Ryan Garcia, Teo, Tank and Haney talking shit on social media, I’m sick of this! Let’s move on to Boots Enis vs Vergil Ortiz! Save boxing!!

  • Who cares!!! When this fight does happen it’ll be as exciting as watching paint dry. A boring, tactical fight with both guys afraid to lose.

  • Shame that this fight isn’t happening anytime soon.

    Oscar should mind his own business. He dresses in womens lingerie for goodness sakes!

  • Bud is a punk. His attitude , words, smirk, not fighting…why do you people care? Oh yeah he beat a shot Kell Brook and a Yorkis Gamboa..what was I thinking?

  • I hope Crawford – Spence isn’t pulling a May – Pac BS thinking they will get those PPV numbers and paydays 5 years later… that is not going to happen because they both are not big draws IMO

    • That’s EXACTLY what their doing, and the public will line up for it. To us, it won’t mean a thing, but to them: “It’s finally happening!!!”

  • There are always 2 sides to a story. As much as I want this fight, I would have rather seen Crawford move up to 154 and take on Charlo. These two obviously don’t want to fight each other at 147 so screw it. Spence said he can barely make the weight. Crawford is jawing with Charlo so they can both move up to 154. This back and forth on social media is foolish.

  • Crawford Rejects “Wrong Side of Street” Talk For PBC Fighters

    WBO welterweight world champion Terence “Bud” Crawford is rejecting the talk of being on the “wrong side of the street” when it comes to securing fights with boxers who compete under the Premier Boxing Champions banner.
    Crawford returns on Saturday night against mandatory challenger Egidijus “Mean Machine” Kavaliauskas (21-0-1, 17 KOs) at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The fight will be handled by ESPN.
    Crawford (35-0, 26 KOs) wants to secure fights with the biggest names in his division, but he’s having some problems.
    Most of the known names are competing with PBC, who have content deals with Showtime and Fox Sports. Crawford is with Top Rank, who have an exclusive deal with ESPN.
    Among the welterweight names in the PBC stable are WBC, IBF welterweight champ Errol Spence, WBC welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, former unified champion Keith Thurman, former two division champion Danny Garcia, former world champion Shawn Porter, Yordenis Ugas, Sergey Lipinets, and several others.
    ESPN and PBC are expected to come together to stage a joint pay-per-view event between Deontay Wilder (under PBC) and Tyson Fury (under ESPN) – so Crawford sees no reason as to why certain fight can’t be made for him with the PBC welterweights.
    “Well, Deontay Wilder is about to fight Tyson Fury and you never hear about any ‘sides of the street.’ It’s just something people say when it comes to Terence Crawford. You don’t hear ‘wrong side of the street’ with any other fighter but Terence Crawford. Why do all these other fights get made, but when it’s Terence Crawford, it’s about the ‘wrong side of the street?,'” Crawford said.

  • October 26th, 2018
    Terence Crawford (34-0, 25 KOs) won’t be fighting Errol Spence Jr. (24-0, 21 KOs) anytime soon, according to Premier Boxing Champions vice president Tim Smith. He says they’re going to be focusing on their business of matching Spence against their fighters with PBC, and Crawford, 31, isn’t in the picture right now.
    Spence, 28, doesn’t need to fight Crawford right now due to how deep the Premier Boxing Champion stable is at 147. The following PBC fighters are available for Spence to fight right now:
    – Manny Pacquiao
    – Adrien Broner
    – Shawn Porter
    – Mikey Garcia
    – Danny Garcia
    With some of those fighters, Spence can potentially fight rematches with them and never have to leave the PBC side of the street in Al Hayman’s backyard.

    This is called a duck move and goes back to October 26th, 2018

  • The Don King days are over Al. Fighters are their own promoters. Just like in the music industry, Artist don’t need labels anymore., and also with the blockchain changing industries-stealing will become impossible at higher levels. Todays fighters have smarter representation than ever. Time to retire Al.

  • This, once again is a created barrier, with the intention of avoiding the fight for the meantime. The PBC formula of aging fighters out has been part of their repetoir for many years, so this should come at no surprise. The last time Haymon fed one of his fighters to Crawford, it did not go well for him, so Haymon won’t be made to look bad like Jack Woltz in the Godfather.

    We have a situation comparable to MMA. Many organizations with world champions that do not fight each other because of their association to the brand.

    I won’t blame Spence, but if he really wanted the fight, it would happen. However, with the shady agreements practiced by the PBC, who knows what in the literature which prevents Errol from making demands.

  • Bud and Spence are a direct result of Fraud Mayweather’s decade of hustling the sport and extracting working class boxing fan’s hard earned money at the hands of the competitive ingredients of fights. Hardcore boxing fan’s have had enough unfortunately Floydyfans and tryhards love the prefight BS more than the fight.

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