Danny Garcia to Crawford: “I’m rich, bro. I don’t need to fight you”

By Boxing News - 09/12/2023 - Comments

By Chris Williams: Danny Garcia responded to Terence Crawford’s bitter comment on social media today about how he & Keith Thurman will “never get a shot” against him by letting the Omaha, Nebraska native know “I’m  rich, I don’t need to fight you.

So now that the 36-year-old Crawford finally made it to the top after toiling away for 15 years,  he’s giving them their just deserts by saying he’ll “never” fight either.

The former two-division world champion Danny ‘Swift’ (37-3, 21 KOs) is right about his wealth, as he has a net worth of $8 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

While that might not be as much dough as Crawford has after he was blessed by Errol Spence & PBC, that’s more than enough money to live in luxury in an upscale neighborhood to retire on.

Crawford feels he needs to pay Danny Garcia & Keith Thurman back because they “Didn’t want no smoke” years ago, when he wanted to fight them when they were the popular stars, receiving all the love from the fans.

Despite achieving his biggest career win over Errol Spence last July, Crawford (40-0, 31 KOs) doesn’t seem to be at peace with himself and seems mad at the world for some reason.

This should be the happiest moment of Crawford’s life, but he doesn’t seem okay with it and is still reliving the years of not being given an opportunity to fight Danny & Thurman.

Crawford acts like an outsider who hasn’t been allowed into an exclusive membership-only club. Now that he’s finally gotten into the club, he’s still unhappy about it, which is odd.

With Danny & Thurman both old & past it, no longer the fighters they once were, there would be very little fan interest even if Crawford fought them now. It’s too late.

Thurman has fought only three times in the last six years, growing bald and talking about the good old days. For his part, Danny Garcia has fought just six times since 2017 and hasn’t held a world title since losing it to Thurman that year.  There’s no point in Crawford fighting either of them anyway because they’re no longer relevant.

Instead of  Crawford talking about Danny Garcia & Thurman, he should focus on his rematch with Errol Spence because he’s next up. If Crawford wins that fight, perhaps he’ll get lucky with Jermell Charlo coming down to 160 to meet him halfway for a big PPV mega-clash.

Other than Jermell Charlo, the only fights that Crawford has available to him are guys at 154. He says he doesn’t want to fight Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis, which means the other options for Crawford are these guys from the 154-lb division:

  • Tim Tszyu
  • Jesus Ramos
  • Erickson Lubin
  • Brian Mendoza
  • Sebastian Fundora