Terence Crawford and Errol Spence, two of the three champions in the welterweight division today, have started a battle for the money bag that should each take in the event of a unification match.
If a unification match between Terence Crawford and Errol Spence takes place for 2021, we will most likely be facing the best match of the year, even exceeding the expectations that have already been generated by the face-to-face between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury , also to unify belts but in the heavyweight division.
It’s that the two 147-pound champions, in which Manny Pacquiao also reigns, are currently considered among the top five pound-for-pound fighters today. So a head-to-head between them would be epic. However, the parties are still a long way from agreeing.
The hottest part of the battle for the bag began last Saturday, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, when as a luxury spectator of the fight between Canelo Álvarez and Callum Smith, Errol Spence was invited to step into the ring, to grant an interview to DAZN . There, he was obviously consulted about the possibility of holding a unification match against Terence Crawford.
“It could happen. We have to see how it goes. We have to sit down and talk and look at the numbers. I’m the division’s big dog. Crawford will have to take the back seat. Take 60/40, 70/30 or whatever we give him. ” , he expressed, focusing on the distribution of money that he believes should be made if there is finally a fight.
Those statements by Spence did not go down well with Terence Crawford, who first expressed himself briefly on his social networks and then expanded in dialogue with Boxing Scene : “It almost seems that he thinks I’m desperate. I’m in a good place in my life right now. . I laugh at how this guy is on the horse. Maybe that accident loosened a couple of screws, “he joked about the dramatic car accident that Spence suffered last year, in which he miraculously saved his life.