WBO world welterweight champion (up to 66.7 kg) Terence Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs) from the USA refused another endless round of negotiations with WBC / WBA / IBF belt holder Errol Spence (28-0, 22 KOs) ), and before Christmas he will fight with 34-year-old David Avanesyan (29-3-1, 17 KOs). It is difficult to blame the veteran, because for this he was promised a tidy sum.
data According to insider Mike Coppinger, Crawford will earn the biggest guaranteed fee of his career – “an eight-figure sum” (!).
In other words, from US$10 million and more. And this is without taking into account the fees for PPV with a price tag of about $40. Incredible.
The fight will take place on December 10 at the arena of the medical center CHI in the champion’s hometown of Omaha, Nebraska.
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Crawford, 35, plans to continue talks with Spence in 2023.
“Once I’m successful with Avanesian, my plan will stay the same: kick Spence’s ass,” he told ESPN.
As you can see, all that boxing organizations, in this case the WBO, have been honored with is (so far) to adhere to the ban on holding title fights on the territory of the Russian Federation, but not on the participation of representatives of a terrorist state in title fights.
The fight between Crawford and Spence may well be postponed further: the legendary Pacquiao wants to fight the winner, but he will be quite satisfied with the winner of the match between Terence and David. At the beginning of the month, we recall, Charlo stuffed Crawford.