Terence Crawford believes he will finally fight Errol Spence Jr. this year.
Crawford and Spence Jr. are two of the pound-for-pound best but for the longest time, the fight has failed to come to fruition. According to Crawford, he says he’s excited about the fight and plans to prove everyone that has doubted him wrong.
“I’m excited about it,” Crawford said on an episode of The Porter Way Podcast. “I just can’t wait for the contracts to get signed. You know I get to go to training camp just picturing myself walking down that aisle, put on a great show because I know me. I’ve been waiting for this moment all my life to show everybody that doubt me who Terence Crawford is. It’s right there. It’s right there…
“I’m always 100 percent confident [that the Spence fight will happen],” Crawford added. “This year. Like I said, I meant what I said.”
Part of the holdup for the fight was Errol Spence Jr. saying Terence Crawford was on the wrong side of the promotion as he was with PBC but Crawford disagrees.
“There have never been stumbling blocks,” Crawford said. “There was never a ‘side of the street’ when it came to Terence Crawford. Terence Crawford divided a side of the street. All these stipulations, all these ‘wrong side of the street’, different promotional companies, and all these types of things – they made them up for Terence Crawford. In my eyes, there was never anything that would have stopped a great fight from happening. Tyson Fury and [Deontay] Wilder they fought.”
If Crawford gets his hand raised over Spence Jr., he says the plan is to fight Jermell Charlo to really cement his legacy.
“Once I beat Spence, if Charlo don’t move up, I’m coming for him,” Crawford said.