‘‘Somebody’s going break’’: Terence Crawford sends stern warning to Errol Spence Jr amid heated presser ahead of title bout

The discussion has already begun ahead of the Errol Spence Jr. vs. Terence Crawford fight. Earlier this week, the highly anticipated matchup was officially announced.

In July, the two welterweight champions will be the main event in a Showtime pay-per-view card that has been in the works for a long time. Both fans and fighters have eagerly awaited the opportunity to see ‘Bud’ face ‘Big Fish’.

Therefore, when the fight was unexpectedly announced earlier this week, fans were filled with excitement. The announcement came as a surprise since both fighters had been relatively quiet since their last bouts.

Terence Crawford

Additionally, Spence Jr. was previously scheduled for a summer showdown against Keith Thurman, but that fight never materialized.

Terence Crawford vs Errol Spence feud explained

Despite Terence having more fights under his belt than Errol Spence, with 10 additional matches, both boxers have similar knockout percentages. Spence boasts an unbeaten record of 28-0 with 22 KO victories, while Crawford’s impressive record stands at 38-0 with 29 KO wins.

Spence holds more titles and is the unified champion at 147 pounds. He currently holds the IBF, WBC, and WBA belts, whereas Terence only possesses the WBO strap.

In the realm of boxing, the fighter with the most titles and belts usually receives top billing and the coveted ‘A-Side’ position. Therefore, based on this fact, Spence is considered the A-side fighter in this matchup.

Nevertheless, the trash talk between these two stars has already commenced. Although Crawford is regarded as an elite pound-for-pound talent, Spence’s superior accolades and titles make him the A-Side fighter for their upcoming title fight.

Errol and Terence are both highly skilled pound-for-pound fighters in the sport. Their presence in the same weight division has generated years of demand for a clash that would determine the top fighter at 147 pounds.

But, boxing’s political games often hindered the realization of this fight, as Crawford was signed to Top Rank while Spence was affiliated with Premier Boxing Champions, which boasted a deep roster of welterweights.

Negotiations between the two parties extended throughout much of 2022, with the fight appearing to be on the verge of being finalized on multiple occasions.

Unfortunately, they were ultimately unable to reach an agreement, resulting in a very public breakdown of negotiations due to issues concerning revenue splits and rematch clauses.

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At that point, Terence decided to withdraw from the negotiations and instead fought David Avanesyan in a bout that was streamed on BLK Prime. Crawford secured a stoppage victory in the sixth round and claimed to have earned his highest career payday for the fight.

Terence, with a record of 38-0 and 29 KO wins, currently holds the WBO title, which he won in June 2018 by knocking out Jeff Horn. He has successfully defended his title six times, with his most recent defense being against Avanesyan.

Terence Crawford speaking at a press conference

Throughout his career, Terence Crawford has also held world titles in the lightweight and light welterweight divisions. Spence, with a record of 28-0 and 22 KO wins, holds the IBF, WBC, and WBA world titles at 147 pounds. He added the WBA belt to his collection by defeating Yordenis Ugas with a knockout in April, making it the newest addition to his titles.

Spence initially became a champion in May 2017 after defeating Kell Brook, and he acquired the WBC belt by defeating Shawn Porter in September 2019.

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