Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sporting ExcitementSporting Excitement

Boxing

Terence Crawford to leave iconic Top Rank promotion and eyes Errol Spence Jr super-fight after Shawn Porter win

, Terence Crawford to leave iconic Top Rank promotion and eyes Errol Spence Jr super-fight after Shawn Porter win

TERENCE CRAWFORD announced he will leave Top Rank – and is eyeing a super-fight with Errol Spence Jr.

The American superstar saw at the final bout in his deal with legendary promoter Bob Arum, with a stoppage over Shawn Porter.

Terence Crawford announced he will leave Top Rank
Errol Spence Jr was called out by Terence Crawford

In the post-fight press conference, with Arum sat next to him, Crawford confirmed he was moving on.

He said: “I’m pretty sure my decision is made already.

“Bob couldn’t secure me the Spence fight when I was with him, so how is he gonna secure me the Spence fight when I’m not with him?

“I’m moving forward with my career right now and I wish everybody the best.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Spence, 31, was ringside to watch former opponent Porter, 34, lose in round ten after two knockdowns.

Crawford, 34, responded: “He was at my fight? That boy said he would never come to my fight but now he’s at my fight.

“You saw what I did compared to what he did [against Porter]. Who’s No1 in the welterweight division now?

“You all know who I want. I’ve been calling him out. Maybe I’ll go up to 154lbs. Maybe Spence Jr will fight me.”

Unified champion Spence beat Porter on points in 2019 and also has wins over Kell Brook, 34, Mikey Garcia, 33 and Danny Garcia, 33.

Whereas Crawford is a three-division king and claims to be the true welterweight ruler.

He said: “I don’t need Spence Jr. I’ve been the No 1 guy in the division since I came here.

“I’m a three-weight world champion, and undisputed world champion, I came to the welterweight division and won a title in my first fight.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Spence was set to return in August against Manny Pacquiao, 42, defending his WBC and IBF titles.

But he suffered an eye injury in sparring and underwent surgery, with Yordenis Ugas, 35, replacing him to beat now-retired Pacquiao.

Spence confirmed plans to fight again early next year as he continues his recovery.

He told EsNEWS: “Everybody has got to wait. I’m coming back with a big one. When I’ll be back, it’s going to be a big one.

“I’ll be at 147 still. Hopefully, I’ll be fighting again in February or March. We’ll see.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Did you miss our previous article…
https://www.sportingexcitement.com/boxing/jake-paul-vs-tommy-fury-date-uk-start-time-live-stream-tv-channel-undercard-info-for-huge-star-studded-clash

Advertisement
Advertisement

Latest

Premier League

Hodgson Seeking Consultancy Role Abroad Former Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson, 76, is determined to continue his football career and is now exploring consultancy...

Premier League

Shearer Fumes at Newcastle's Performance Ian Wright couldn't resist poking fun at Alan Shearer as Arsenal handed Newcastle a 4-1 defeat at the Emirates...

Boxing

Jon Jones Supports Ngannou but Predicts Joshua Victory Former UFC champion Jon Jones surprised many by throwing his support behind Francis Ngannou in his...

Premier League

Xabi Alonso as First Choice Successor Liverpool is on the hunt for Jurgen Klopp's successor after the manager announced his departure at the end...

Boxing

Reality TV star Apollonia Llewellyn made quite the impression as she sported a busty display in a tiny top while showing her support for...

Premier League

Edu Gaspar Drops Transfer Business Hint Arsenal's sporting director, Edu Gaspar, has left fans buzzing with anticipation after hinting at the club's plans for...

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement