Terence Crawford making a pitch to Errol Spence Jr

By Boxing News - 12/26/2022 - Comments

By Chris Williams: Terence Crawford hasn’t given up on pursuing a lucrative fight against welterweight superstar Errol Spence Jr for 2023.

Last week, a needy WBO 147-lb champion Crawford (39-0, 30 KOs) reached out to the unbeaten IBF/WBA/WBO champ Spence on Twitter, letting him know that he’s ready to reopen the negotiations with the Texas native, hoping he’ll let what happen in the past be water under the bridge after walking away from their talks without warning to fight David Avanesyan on December 10th.

Crawford made Spence (28-0, 22 KOs) look bad with his move, leaving Errol with nothing to show for the many months & headaches he’s endured in attempting to set up a fight with him.

After having that done to him, you couldn’t blame Spence for s second if he chose to look at Crawford’s actions and decided he’d want nothing to do with him forever.

After all, when someone does that to you, why would you give them a second chance to do it again? Crawford already showed what he’s capable of doing once. If he did it once, he’s capable of doing it repeatedly.

@ErrolSpenceJr, I’m ready when you wanna spin the block. Just giving you a heads up is all.😉,” a needy appearing stated Terence Crawford on Twitter last Tuesday, making a bid to Errol Spence Jr to get the ball rolling again in the talks for an undisputed welterweight match between the two of them in early 2023.

It doesn’t matter that a fight with Crawford would have the undisputed welterweight championship on the line; it’s the principle of the matter. Moreover, the winner of the Spence vs. Crawford still won’t be viewed as the #1 top dog in the 147-lb division, as Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis would still be a mountain that would need to be climbed to earn the number one spot.

Whoever wins the Spence-Crawford fight would be kidding themselves if they tried to act the part of being the best welterweight in the division.

Frankly, Chris Williams views Boots Ennis as a WAY better fighter than the 35-year-old Crawford, and I think he would tear him apart easily if he got the chance to fight him.

If Spence has this inner need to prove himself as the #1 fighter at 147, he should fight the 25-year-old Boots Ennis rather than Crawford.