Errol Spence Jr isn’t worried about making the Terence Crawford fight in 2023 and left a grim message for the highly anticipated welterweight unification.
Spence and Crawford each time walk away from a clash to unify the 147-pound belts, despite both insisting strongly on doing so for much of 2022. Errol has shared memes and openly challenged him after his matches. Crawford responded by saying that he hoped to show who he really was the best, but negotiations ultimately fell through.
Crawford is currently a free agent, so he can easily negotiate with any promoter. However, the deal fell through with PBC and Al Haymon because Crawford wanted transparency on spending. This caused Terence to explode on social networks, calling them not to let the champion fight, even if he wanted the fight.
“I don’t know if one or the other is to be blamed for what happened, nor do I know what could happen next year,” Spence said during a recent talk with the media. “The reality is that I don’t care much anymore .”
“I have never said that I would not fight someone specific, I have always wanted to fight the best,” he went on, “We’ve been getting big and sometimes it’s already difficult to hit 147. Let’s wait and see what happens.”
Some time after negotiations were called off, Crawford announced a fight against David Avanesyan for December 10th. The WBO champion continued his knockout streak and ended up defeating him in the sixth round with a great combination. With this win, Crawford extended his streak to 10 consecutive knockouts.
Meanwhile, Spence received an order from the WBC to defend his belt against Keith Thurman. The former champion of the category just returned in February 2022 after three years in retirement and defeated Mario Barrios by unanimous decision.