Spence-Crawford fight derailed: Terence named the name of his opponent, there is a date and place


Did not have time insider Dan Rafael
report about the fact that the two strongest welterweights in the world, Americans Errol Spence (28-0, 22 KOs) and Terence Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs), have an offer to meet in a face-to-face fight on February 4 in Las Vegas (USA), as it became it is known that the battle is still irrelevant.

The delay, as previously reported, was on Crawford’s part. It was he who was in no hurry to sign the document. After some time, it turned out that he had simply already given the go-ahead for another fight – on December 10 at the arena CHI Health Center in his native Omaha, he will box with ex-champion from the Russian Federation David Avanesyan (29-3-1, 17 KOs).

Crawford commented on the decision: “I really really wanted to fight Spence. We started negotiations with him and Al Haymon back in June. But alas, Spence’s side didn’t want this fight as much as I did. Even after I agreed to all the nonsense that they offered, the fight continued to be pushed back. Then I said that in any case I would enter the ring before the end of the year. Avanesyan is a good fighter who knocked out the last 6 opponents. After I beat him, my goal will remain the same – kick Spence’s ass.”

According to rumors, the parties argued for a long time about money. Since there is no fixed fee in this fight (only a percentage of net profit), Crawford demanded full access to information about all expenses.

Rumor has it that Spence will not sit idle and will hold an intermediate fight. The alleged opponent is ex-division leader compatriot Keith Thurman. Meanwhile, Errol
recallsthat “he’s been in this division too long and it’s getting harder to limit.”

But last week, the good news about this fight was shared by the boss Showtime Sportsand the legendary Pacquiao terribly wants to fight the winner.