Promoter Oscar De La HoyaGolden Boy Promotions, GBP) does not hide the fact that he met with pound welterweight American Terence Crawford (39-0, 30 KOs) not for the sake of a joint photo, but with a specific business proposal – he is a free agent after leaving Top Rank.
“Looking forward to continuing negotiations with the best pound fighter in the world,”
declared promoter. – It is even possible that very soon we will announce a duel between Crawford and Alexis Rocha. See for yourself. We are the team that can give Terence everything he wants, any fight. The main thing is to paint a strategy, plan everything. It seemed to me that he liked what he heard at our meeting. We can offer him Rocha and Virgil Ortiz and even Errol Spence.”
De La Hoya recalled that he already has experience of successful cooperation with Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) Al Haymon – Gervonta Davis vs Ryan Garcia superfight is coming. According to the boss GBP, this means that it will be possible to agree on the duel between Crawford and Spence: “This is our strength. We are working with other promoters, we want to make big fights, the biggest fights. We want 2023 to be the biggest year in boxing history. Therefore, I am ready to cooperate with literally everyone. I see no reason why we could not finally come to an agreement with RVS about this fight.
What about a potential collaboration between Crawford and GBP
thinks columnist Chris Mannix: “I understand that in a fight with Rocha Crawford will be a clear favorite. But Alexis is #3 in the WBO rankings. And all those who are higher – Ortiz and Keith Thurman – are already fighting. What do you suggest Terence? Waiting 8 months to try and fight Spence again with no guarantee that it will work this time? Therefore, I think that the fight with Rocha makes sense. If not him, then who then? Crawford said in a meeting with GBPwho wants to fight, not sit around doing nothing. At least right now he is not negotiating with RVS. That is, there are no obstacles on the way to the fight with Rocha.
Over the weekend, Alexis was talked about, and a lot: Horror! How Rocha knocked out Asha – video. Immediately after the victory, he admitted that he really wanted to fight Crawford.