Terence Crawford Blames The ‘Business Of Boxing’ For Halting Errol Spence Jr. Fight From Happening


Terence Crawford has continued to open up on why the Errol Spence Jr. fight never took place.

Crawford vs. Spence Jr. is one of – if not the biggest fight to make in boxing. With that, fans have been clamoring to see it and it appeared it was getting close to happening but it won’t happen soon as Crawford blames the business of boxing for ruining the fight.

“It is what it is – I’m moving forward with my career,” Crawford told Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour. “Me and Errol, if that fight happens, it will happen next year. I just don’t like the fact that a lot of people are blaming me for trying to make the fight. That’s about it. But my main focus is not on Errol right now. My main focus is on Daron Avanesyan… I just blame the business of boxing. I don’t blame myself for [even] one portion of the fight not being made. … I felt like I agreed to everything that I needed to agree to. I feel like I’ve done everything I’m supposed to do as an independent fighter to get that fight made. But there’s only so much I can do.”

Terence Crawford has made it clear he thinks both he and Errol Spence Jr. wanted the fight to happen so won’t put the blame on them. Even with that, Crawford hopes the fight will happen in 2023.

“Hopefully [it will happen],” he said. “I can’t say if it’s true or false. The only thing I can say is, if you were to ask me, ‘Does Terence Crawford want to fight Errol Spence?’ I would say true. But I can’t say if a fight is true or false, if it happens or not. Anything can happen in today’s society.”

Do you think we will ever see Terence Crawford vs. Errol Spence Jr.?