Terence Crawford still hasn’t found a new home eight months after his last win over Shawn Porter.

After the bout at Mandalay Bay, which WBN watched at ringside, Crawford announced his split from Top Rank.

The WBO featherweight champion was rumored to be in contact with Premier Boxing Champions. The date of the undisputed fight with Errol Spence also made headlines.

However, things haven’t happened for Bud since then, with Floyd Mayweather ruling out a Crawford-Spence matchup in October.

Crawford was unhappy during his final stint under Bob Arum, venting his frustrations in an interview with Sirius XM last year.

“I don’t want to touch Bob Arum situation. I’m one of the most loyal and hurt by what Bob Arum throws at me,” Crawford said.

I never had any intention of leaving Top Rank. I have no idea where I switched to PBC (question asked by Brian Custer).

“I feel like I can take the Pacquiao fight somewhere else. But I don’t need Top Rank to do this fight.

“I wanted Bob Arum to come to me and talk business instead of talking all this nonsense.”

Terence Crawford is the future

Crawford continued, “When Bob told me to promote myself, I don’t think it’s my job. Bob Arum is the promoter. He must do his job as I do mine – fight and win.

“I never cared about money. I have endured pay cuts and trash fights in the past. My goal is to move on, and even the worst pay was a step forward for me.

“My salary was cut for the fight with Viktor Postal. Arum and Top Rank said they don’t have what it takes for a PPV and even said they don’t have the budget for a PPV.”

A win over Porter in November should have opened Crawford up to mega-money. So far it hasn’t worked out.

However, there is still time to get Crawford vs. Spence in 2022. What’s more, the Omaha man needs to make his plans known in order to fully move on.

WBN editor Phil has over ten years of boxing news experience. Follow WBN on Facebook @officialworldboxingnews and Twitter @world boxing news.


Eight months on, the future of Terence Crawford remains unclear

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