Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford


Terence Crawford could push for concessions from Errol Spence Jr. for the rematch that potentially derail the fight.

There’s the potential that Crawford (40-0, 31 KOs) could ask for a bigger purse split than what is spelled out in the rematch clause to increase the weight to 154, which is where Spence (28-1, 22 KOs) wants and needs it to be for him not to be weight drained.

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As the winner of the first fight on July 29th, Crawford can select the weight for the rematch with Spence, meaning that he can increase it to 154 or keep it at 147, and there’s nothing Errol can do about it.

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So if Spence wants & needs the weight to be increased to 154, Crawford could grant him his wish in return for a larger purse split. If Spence refuses, the rematch won’t happen. Crawford will move on and fight whoever.

The problem that Crawford has is he doesn’t have anyone that he can fight for the time being that will bring him the same payday he’d get fighting Spence again.

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So in effect, Crawford would be shooting himself in the foot if he attempts to play hardball by pressuring Spence for a larger purse split to raise the weight to 154.

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Crawford has already said that he won’t fight Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis & Keith Thurman, which is foolish, given that he can make more money fighting them than anyone at 154, apart from Jermell Charlo, who could be busy for a while if he successfully defeats Canelo Alvarez on September 30th.

If Crawford chooses to try and muscle Spence for a bigger purse split, he would be doing him a favor because if he refuses, he can move on to rebuild his career at 154, 160, or 168.

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Granted, Spence wouldn’t make the same kind of money he would have gotten fighting Crawford, but he’d save himself from taking punishment fighting in a weight class that he’s too big to safely compete in at this stage of his career at 147.

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Bernardo Osuna: “There are other complications for this rematch [between Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford].”

Mike  Coppinger: “Potentially, yes, because the first fight was at 147 pounds.  Errol said afterward that he was done at 147.  But the winner of the first fight was able to select the weight for the second fight.

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“So it going to be up to Terence Crawford [to select the weight for the rematch with Spence]. If he wants to fight at 154, then no problem at all.  But if Crawford decides he wants Errol Spence to make some concessions to move the weight up, then there will have to be some sort of negotiations, and I could definitely see some issues there.

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“With the rematch clause and the purse splits already decided ahead of time. This fighter, X, gets more if he wins, and so forth. So, I don’t think it’s going to be cut & dried to change that weight.”

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“Yeah, a rematch at 154,” said Yordenis Ugas at Fight Hub TV when asked if Spence can do better against Crawford in the rematch at 154. “I think it’s still a great fight at 154. A lot.”

After his stunning win over Errol Spence Jr back in July, there are few who believe there are any fighters in the welterweight division capable of defeating undisputed champion Terence Crawford.

However, former 147lbs belt holder Danny Garcia has named the rising star in the division who he believes could get the better of ‘Bud.’

When asked by Fight Hub TV if Jaron Ennis was capable of getting the better of ‘Bud,’ Garcia came in with some high praise for the Philadelphia star.

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“Definitely [Ennis can beat Crawford]. He’s got all the tools and he’s got the work ethic for sure. Right now for him, it’s just about timing, because he’s ready.”

“I always tell people he’s like a young hungry lion sitting on the side of the road, waiting for somebody to slip up. His time is real soon though, and once his time comes, he’s going to be at the top for a long time.”

‘Boots’ retained his IBF interim world title with arguably a career best performance against Roiman Villa earlier this month, becoming the first man to stop the game Colombian at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

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It does look uncertain as to whether he will ever land a shot at Terence Crawford, however, with the 35 year old set to move up to light middleweight for a rematch with Spence, after ‘The Truth’ activated a contractual rematch clause.

If Crawford emerges victorious again, it is difficult him returning back down to 147lbs, with the lure of world titles at higher weight classes – plus a potential super fight with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

Errol Spence Jr. only knew one feeling. No matter if his bouts ended relatively early or he was forced to go the distance, he always slinked back to his dressing room with a gigantic grin on his face. His family stood by his side while he relived every moment of what just took place. Shortly after, Spence and company would normally celebrate with a post-fight victory.

It was a common tradition for Spence and his family. On July 29th, however, his routine completely changed.

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Terence Crawford had been seething for years. The pound-for-pound star always believed that, of the two, he was the far superior fighter. But, due to the political side of boxing, the pair never settled the debate in the ring until that very night.

Candidly, there was nothing competitive about their undisputed clash. With Crawford (40-0, 31 KOs) dropping the former unified titlist on three separate occasions before finishing him off in the ninth, Spence walked back to his dressing room despondently.

His head sunk low as he was surrounded by family and friends, trying to make sense of what just happened. Still, despite the one-sided beating he endured, Spence (28-1, 22 KOs) isn’t unnerved over what took place. Just a few short days ago, the 33-year-old officially activated his immediate rematch clause. Now, the Dallas native will play the waiting game as he hopes Crawford will agree for their sequel to take place at 154 pounds.

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July 29th was a star-studded event. From NBA players to iconic entertainers, practically everyone was in attendance. Amongst them, Claressa Shields also sat ringside.

Once news formally broke that Spence was jumping right back into the ring with the newly crowned undisputed welterweight champion, she cringed. Shields, a former Olympic teammate of Spence, has always been a fan of his.

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Ultimately, she respects his decision to walk back into the fire after being on the receiving end of a brutal beating. In terms of how things will play out, Shields paused for a second. She thought long and hard about the possibility of both Spence and Crawford swapping fists at 154 pounds as opposed to 147.

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She sat down and contemplated the scenarios. Yet, she couldn’t shake the lasting images of a beaten and bruised Spence on the canvas. While it won’t be as lopsided the second time around, Shields is convinced that Crawford simply has his number.

“I think he will train hard,” Shields told Marko Boxing during a recent interview. “I think he will be better. He can put forth a better effort but when somebody destroys you like that, they always got the ups on you.”

Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford are set to finally face off to determine the best welterweight – and fighter full stop in many eyes – on the planet.

The two champions – Spence the WBA, IBF and WBC, Crawford the WBO – have been on a long and frustrating collision course that some fans felt would never end up in a fight.

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That all changed when the pair bypassed the businessmen and hopped on a private phone call. The fight was signed not long after for July 29 in Las Vegas.

It adds to a stellar year for boxing, which has already seen one of the most financially successful bouts of recent times in Gervonta Davis versus Ryan Garcia.

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In a resurfaced clip, ‘Tank’ sides with Spence in no uncertain terms, and said, in a roundabout way, that he has better defence than Crawford. He also seems convinced that it could end in a stoppage for the 33-year-old.

“Errol. I know for sure.”

“Imagine we in a gun fight, right? And I got a metal shield, and the opposite person got a glass shield. Who gonna come out on top?”

“[It doesn’t matter] how much he run around, once them hands get on him it’s gonna slow him down … Ain’t no ‘if’ – he gonna touch him.”

Gervonta Davis

The pair clearly back each other, with Spence having revealed earlier in the year that he put down $20,000 on ‘Tank’ to beat Garcia.

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In contrast to Davis’ pick, Spence will step through the ropes as a very slight underdog to Crawford – but few boxing fans on the planet can be convinced that it will be one-sided.

Having completed their early media obligations, the two 147lbs champions are now deep in training camp for the fight of their lives.