Terence Crawford is frustrated and annoyed with the IBF.
Crawford won the title back on July 29 against Errol Spence Jr., but it was recently revealed he was stripped of the IBF title. The sanctioning body stripped him due to the fact the belt was tied up in an immediate rematch, which Crawford isn’t a fan of.
“Man, f— the IBF! That’s what I say,” Crawford told a group of reporters after the Shakur Stevenson-Edwin De Los Santos weigh-in at T-Mobile Arena (h/t BoxingScene). “You know what I mean? F— the IBF and they organization. I don’t give a f— about, you know what I mean, the IBF. They stripped me damn near 2½ months after [I won] my title, not knowing what was gonna happen next. But it’s cool, though. I’m not mad at ‘em, you know? I got what I needed, and that was, you know, undisputed. And the rest is history. You know, I don’t care about none of that.”
Although Terence Crawford has been stripped, he says the plan is still to rematch Errol Spence Jr., but isn’t sure when it will happen. But, Crawford says the rematch could also happen at 154lbs instead of 147lbs.
“Well, the latest is, you know, we signed and [are] contracted to do a rematch, and that’s what it is right now,” Crawford said. “I don’t got no date right now. You know, but I know that’s the next fight that Terence Crawford will have…
“We don’t know yet,” Crawford said. “The contract say 147, so you know, that’s what it’s at right now. You know, who knows? We can decide on 154 or 147. You know, right now, you know, everything’s up in the air right now.”
Terence Crawford is currently 40-0 as a pro.
Were you surprised to see the IBF strip Terence Crawford of his title?