Terence Crawford has fired back at Errol Spence who recently claimed he is the A-side in their much talked about welterweight unification fight and insisted ‘Bud’ must be willing to accept just 40% or even 30% of the purse split in order to make the fight happen.
In an interview with Boxing Scene, Crawford laughed off Spences comments, he said
“It almost sounds like he thinks I’m desperate. I’m in a good place in my life right now. I’m having fun with chilling out, having kids and enjoying my kids. I don’t worry about things I can’t control. I mean, like everybody always got an opinion and I just a laugh at a lot of people’s opinions that said I haven’t fought anybody.
Crawford went on to suggest Spence has a “couple of loose screws” from the car wreck he was involved in last year.
“I just laugh like this guy, he’s on his high horse. Maybe that wreck knocked a couple of screws loose. That’s the way he wanted to say it at that point in time,” Crawford said of Spence’s ‘whatever we give him’ comment. “Those were his words and sometimes you can’t take your words back. I’m laughing at it. I’m not offended or anything. It’s laughable to me to be honest. It’s something you laugh at. This dude is funny. It’s laughable.
“That’s on him. That’s how he feels. Listen, if (the fight) happens it happens. If it don’t, then it don’t. I don’t know what he’s gonna do or what his plans are so I can’t speak on it. He got something else on his agenda, obviously.”
Despite his rival’s latest comments, Crawford insists he is still determined to make the fight.
“I don’t want to leave the division without fighting him because I don’t want that on my legacy — people saying that’s the fight that never happened. Crawford is the most intriguing fight. That’s the legacy fight. I feel like that’s the biggest money fight out there for me too, so it would make sense for it to happen.”
“Talk is good. I don’t know what him and his team’s agenda is. So, you know, I can’t speak on it,” Crawford added. “They got something else I guess they’re working toward. I already stated everything I needed to say in the past. I don’t think it’s necessary for me to keep saying the same thing over and over and over. I think that everybody gets who I want to fight.”
Do you think we’ll see Terence Crawford fight Errol Spence in 2021?