Errol Spence says the undisputed fight against Terence Crawford is on in the next few months.
World Boxing News reported earlier this week Crawford’s future still unclear after leaving Top Rank.
Budd made the switch eight months ago after defeating Shawn Porter. However, he has yet to sign with a new promoter or announce that he will be promoting himself in the final chapter of his career.
Negotiations between Spence and Crawford continue
This scenario led to speculation that the Spence vs. Crawford fight could be in danger of being scrapped.
Spence, speaking as the promoter for Saturday night’s Showtime world title bout, reassured fans that the fight was on the way.
“I think it will happen. He wants a fight. I want a fight,” Spence told Showtime’s Jim Gray.
“I don’t know where or when, but it’s definitely going to happen this year.”
Spence added to FightHubTV during fight week, “I mean, it’s closer than it’s ever been. If it doesn’t happen now, it will never happen.
“It’s a lot closer than what it used to be. I think it will definitely happen.”
Fans will be happy to hear that all four belts will be on the line when the two best heavyweights in the world collide.
The bout ranks among the top three of all contests that can be held in the entire sport.
As explained by WBN, the winner of Spence vs. Crawford will likely replace Alexander Usyk at the position Pound for pound number one.
Pound for pound rating
Spence ranks fourth as the holder of three belts with a solid resume. Crawford is at six due to having a list of dance partners that leaves a lot to be desired.
Porter is by far the best win, with only Yuriorkis Gamboa holding a spot on the P4P list before that from Crawford’s win list.
For some time now, Crawford has been at the top of many rankings. That scenario came without Crawford proving it against the best in the division.
The man from Omaha never faced Manny Pacquiao, Keith Thurman, Danny Garcia and many others at 147 when they moved up.
It was similar in 140, when he took two triumphs. Spence would be his biggest scalp and silence any doubters.
Let’s get started!