Terence Crawford emerged victor against Errol Spence in their first bout with Crawford knocking down Spence in the second round and twice more in the seventh before referee Harvey Dock intervened at the 2 minutes and 32 seconds mark of round 9th round.
However, Errol Spence has activated the rematch clause, but the weight class is yet to be known. Crawford’s childhood friend turned training partner has shed some light on the welterweight champion’s future endeavors, which involve the rematch with Spence and a bout with Canelo Alvarez.
Terence Crawford training partner reveals Spence rematch plan
In an interview Steven Nelson, Crawford’s childhood friend and training partner revealed Terence’s rematch plans with Spence. Spence wants a rematch with Crawford at the super welterweight limit of 154 pounds but Crawford’s camp has some other plans.
However, Crawford has offered Spence a rematch at 147 pounds and not at 154 pounds. If Spence accepts the offer to fight Crawford at 147 pounds and withdraw his will of fighting at 154 pounds, the rematch will happen. If the rematch doesn’t happen Crawford is willing to move 3 divisions up to fight Canelo Alvarez.
Crawford’s training partner revealed that they hope Errol doesn’t agree to fight at 147 pounds as the camp think that it’s simply a waste of time and Crawford is more interested in challenging Alvarez. Terence Crawford isn’t worried about Errol Spence, as the welterweight champion has bigger opportunities out there than to fight Spence.
Alvarez’s disinterest in Crawford fight
Alvarez, the four-weight division world champion also seems disinterested in fighting Crawford. According to Canelo, he won’t be fighting Crawford because it’s a fight with nothing for him. Canelo compares fighting Crawford to Terence’s negative attitude towards a fight with Gervonta Davis. It’s a no-win situation where he would get no credit for beating the Baltimore native.
Crawford, however, must get in the ring and prove himself against top contenders like David Benavidez & David Morrell Jr. If Crawford beats those guys, he’ll prove himself worthy of fighting Canelo.Tell us in the comments your thoughts on Crawford’s next fight. Will it be a rematch against Errol Spence, and if yes, at what weight division? Or will it be a match against Saul Canelo Alvarez?