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Spence talking 80-20 for Crawford now

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By Chris Williams: Errol Spence Jr tried to warn Terence Crawford about him needing to accept the 60-40 split that he was offering him, and now it’s too late. IBF/WBC welterweight champion Spence says he’s now offering ‘Bud’ Crawford 70-30, and it could very well be 80-20.

Spence (27-0, 21 KOs) is giving Crawford a chance by warning him to take the 70-30 offer before it disappears. Chris Williams can see a scenario where Spence will soon reduce the offer to Crawford to 90-10, and that’ll be it.

I tried to warn Crawford to take the 60-40, but he didn’t listen, and now look what happened.

Spence obviously won’t go lower than 90-10, but it’ll be bad enough. Crawford is about to turn 34, and he doesn’t have a lot of time left to field different offers.

Yeah, 70-30 will be a bitter pill for Crawford to swallow, for sure, but 30% of the take for a mega-fight against Spence is better than what he’d get fighting someone like Josh Taylor or Jose Ramirez.

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“It’s 70-30 now. Okay, boy, you’re going to make me do 80-20,” said Spence on social media.

I’m an 80-20,” said Errol Spence on social media on the purse split options he’s offering Terence Crawford. “Pay what you weigh.”

Manny Pacquiao has seemingly made his choice in picking little Mikey Garcia as his next opponent s which removes him from a possible opponent for Terence to fight. Pacquiao has decided to go in the path of least resistance by taking the Mikey fight. That’ll be too easy.

I know Bob Arum talked about Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs) being Crawford’s Plan-A option and Shawn Porter his Plan-B.  Crawford never really has seemed excited about fighting Porter, but he’s going to have to.

Sometimes there are things you got to do, and this is a good example of that. If Crawford can’t beat Porter, there’s no shame in that. At least he can say he tried.

Well, it’s time for Crawford to forget about Pacquiao and either take the Porter fight or get ready to sit for a long time while waiting for the winner of the May 22nd fight between IBF/WBA 140-lb champion Josh Taylor and WBC/WBO champ Jose Ramirez.

Image: Spence talking 80-20 for Crawford now

Josh Taylor seems to be eager to fight Crawford or Manny Pacquiao if he can get the fight. That will be the last cut of all if Taylor winds up getting the Pacquiao fight rather than Crawford.

“To share a ring with my hero Pacquiao? That would be brilliant,” said Taylor to Sky Sports. “How many people can say they shared a ring with their hero and beat them?

“After this [fight with Jose Ramirez], it will be to move up to 147 lbs and chase a second weight world title. Crawford? Of course, he’s on my radar. It would be a massive fight.”

The Taylor fight won’t be glamorous, but it’s still world’s better than the guys Terence has been fighting.

Unfortunately for Crawford, if he’s going to fight the winner of the Taylor vs. Ramirez contest, he’s going to have to wait a long time.

That fight isn’t happening until May 22nd, and if Crawford wants to face the winner, he’ll need to wait until September or October before he can battle whoever the last man standing is.

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Crawford last fought in November in defeating Kell Brook. So if Crawford does sit on his backside until he fights the winner o that clash, he’ll have been out of the ring for almost an entire year. That isn’t good if you’re 34 and missing out on chances to make cash.

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