Crawford Drops F-Bomb on Teofimo: Is Terence Ducking him Too?

By Chris Williams - 02/07/2024 - Comments

Former undisputed welterweight champion Terence Crawford rudely dismissed the idea of fighting the charismatic, talented WBC 140-lb champion Teofimo Lopez, dropping an F-bomb when asked about fighting him.

Crawford’s Blunt Response

“F*** Teo,” said Crawford when asked by the media about Teofimo, making it clear that he wasn’t going to entertain any questions about him facing the ambitious go-getter for a mega-fight between the two on PPV.

Crawford’s crude reaction to a simple question was strange, making some boxing fans wonder if he now feels he’s too good for Teofimo and the other champions.

That’s a second big-name fighter that Crawford has zero interest in fighting. He’s already rejected a fight with Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis, which would be a massive one, and it would make money and cement his legacy.

Did Crawford’s win over the car crash-wrecked shell of Errol Spence last July turn him into an economic, making him think he can walk on water now?

Crawford transformed from the unassuming WBO 147-lb champion into this dismissive fighter, rejecting talented opposition like Teofimo like he’s unworthy of sharing the ring with him.

It would work in Crawford’s favor if he were to fight Teofimo next because it would keep his popularity high and strengthen his position to get a chance to fight Canelo in September.

What did Crawford expect? He dropped in on Teofimo’s weigh-in today for his fight against Jamaine Ortiz this Thursday, so of course, the media was going to ask him about fighting Teo next.

You can argue that Teofimo stands a better chance of moving up one division from 140 to defeat Crawford than Terence does in moving up three weight divisions to defeat Canelo at 168.

Crawford Wants Canelo

Teofimo (19-1, 13 KOs) has called out the three-belt 147-lb champion Crawford and is ready to move up one weight class to make the fight happen.

Crawford doesn’t have a fight scheduled, and he’s just sitting on ‘Canelo watch,‘ hoping to be blessed by the Mexican star for a payday.

It’s not a given that Canelo will give Crawford the fight that he’s pushing for because the Mexican star might not want to deal with the inevitable backlash that he’ll take from fans for fighting a guy three divisions below him.

If Crawford doesn’t get the Canelo fight, what is he going to do? Does he come crawling back to Teofimo and Boots?

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