Crawford Fans Crying Over Potential Spence – Fundora Fight

By Chris Williams - 03/31/2024 - Comments

Terence Crawford’s loyal fans are irate about the talk of Errol Spence getting a crack at fighting WBC/WBO junior middleweight champion Sebastian Fundora next before Terence gets his chance as the WBO mandatory.

The Crawford loyalists feel it’s unfair for Spence (28-1, 22 KOs), who is coming off a loss to Terence, to get a title shot over their hero. With that said, when has boxing ever been a fair sport for match-making?

It’s been established that many fighters that should get important fights are ignored while others get it. Look at Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis. He’s been trying to get a fight against Crawford for ages, but with no luck.

Instead of Crawford fighting Boots, we’ve seen him fight the likes of David Avanesyan, Amir Khan, Shawn Porter, and Kell Brook. All guys that Boots would beat the brakes off of. Was it fair that Crawford chose those soft jobs over Boots?

A History of Unfair Matchmaking

We’ve seen other examples of unfairness recently, with MMA heavyweight Francis Ngannou getting a fight against Tyson Fury, whom he took as a 0-0 novice in his pro debut. Did Ngannou deserve to fight the world’s heavyweight champion?

How about this? After Ngannou lost to Fury, he was given a massive $20 million payday to fight former two-time heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. Was it fair that Ngannou got fights with Fury and Joshua over top heavyweight contenders?

Both British fighters, AJ and Fury, should have been fighting real boxers, but they went for the easy money in a circus fight against a complete novice. Joshua and Fury, both stars in the UK, had no qualms about taking the fight against the novice Ngannou.

Spence: Loyal to a Fault

Errol has been a loyal PBC fighter, working hard, fighting the guys they’ve selected for him, and continually bringing in excellent viewing numbers. He’s become a star since turning pro, and taken big risks.

With all the things that Spence has done for PBC, he rates being rewarded with a massive fight against Fundora. So, if Spence has the big opportunity to fight Fundora, how can anyone complain about unfairness?

Errol has done his job throughout his career and not ducked fighters or gone on extended victory parades to celebrate a victory for almost a year instead of returning to work like normal folk do daily.