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Bud Crawford still plans on Spence fight in 2023

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By Chris Williams: Terence Crawford says his “intentions” to fight Errol Spence Jr are still the same as before he abruptly walked away from the negotiations to fight David Avanesyan on December 10th.

Crawford wants to make the fight with IBF/WBA/WBC welterweight champion Spence (28-0, 22 KOs) after he gets done with his bout against #6 WBO Avanesyan on BLK Prime PPV.

The question remains whether Spence will choose to restart the negotiations with Crawford because how can he trust him after the way he walked away without warning?

Crawford didn’t say anything about him being in negotiations with Avanesyan to fight on BLK Prime.

If Spence is the type to hold a grudge, it’s possible that he’ll ignore Crawford and never attempt to negotiate with him again. That would be the best thing for Spence to do because the last thing he needs is more pie in the face, wasting time trying to negotiate with Crawford.

With all the time that Spence put into negotiating with Crawford, he could have been done fought Jaron Ennis, Keith Thurman, and Vergil Ortiz Jr.

What happens if Spence does choose to revisit negotiations with Crawford and he does the same exact thing and then airs his dirty laundry in public by posting on social media, putting his spin on what happened?

Spence will wind up looking silly for having given Crawford a second chance. I know Spence said something about spinning the block, but if he does that, he needs to come back around and fight Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis rather than Crawford.

At the very least, Crawford could have given Spence, Stephen Espinoza & Al Haymon a heads-up that he wasn’t going to stop negotiating and instead fight Avanesyan.

“My intentions are still the same. After this fight [with David Avanesyan], Spence, he’s successful, and I’m successful. He says he’s going to spin the block,” said Terence Crawford on social media about his intentions to still fight Errol Spence Jr after he faces David Avanesyan on December 10th.

Let him spin the block so I can drop him off where he’s staying,” said Crawford.

It would be better for Spence to go in another direction and let Crawford do his thing at 147, defending against the young killers, Boots Ennis and Vergil Ortiz.

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