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Spence tells Crawford: “38-1 is still a great record”

Errol Spence Jr, Terence Crawford boxing photo

By Chris Williams: Errol Spence Jr. is already showing sympathy for Terence Crawford in getting him mentally ready to suffer his first career defeat when the two fight this year for the undisputed welterweight championship.

Spence is a good one for commiserating with Crawford ahead of time about him potentially suffering his first defeat.

It won’t be the end of the world for Crawford if he loses to Spence, as he’d still be 38-1, and if he’s able to deal with the young lions, Jaron “Boots’ Ennis and Vergil Ortiz Jr, he’ll be able to bounce back and recapture a world title.

WBO 147-lb champion Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs) is still unbeaten after 14 years as a professional, but IBF/WBA/WBC champion Spence is getting the Nebraska native ready to suffer his first defeat.

The Spence vs. Crawford undisputed match still needs to be negotiated, and there’s always a chance the fight won’t get made. But a major roadblock was moved out of the road in making the fight with Crawford’s contract expire with Top Rank.

While that increases the chances of a Spence vs. Crawford fight occurring, it doesn’t guarantee it. The match still needs to be negotiated, and it’s still too early to know if the war can be made.

It’s not a good sign that Crawford is making a big deal about him being ranked highly on the pound-for-pound lists, which means nothing in terms of popularity; he might have a wacky idea that it puts him on even footing with IBF/WBA/WBC 147-lb champion Spence.

Spence (28-0, 22 KOs) has the right idea not to waste time talking about the Crawford fight until it’s a done deal. The last thing Spence needs is to be putting time & energy into a battle that may never materialize.

Suppose Spence wants to talk up a fight with a better chance of taking place. In that case, he should talk about mixing it up with some of the highly ranked 154-lb contenders like Tim Tszyu and Sebastian ‘The Towering Inferno’ Fundora.

Those are the contenders that Errol will need to beat to get a world title shot when he moves up in weight to junior middleweight.

Terence Crawford: “You a comedian now I see you must be on that yack.”

Errol Spence: “Lol Nah, we saving it for after I beat yo a**..but you know ain’t s*** going to be funny for you when that bell ring.

Crawford: “Errol Spence Jr, look at that guy’s record, though. That’s the guy who gone beat your a** in real life, not the guy you posted for likes.”

Spence: “Not gone lie 38-1 still a great record.”




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