Errol Spence says an undisputed fight opposite Terence Crawford remains in the works for the next few months.
World Boxing News reported earlier this week that Crawford’s future is still unclear after leaving Top Rank.
Bud moved on eight months ago after defeating Shawn Porter. However, he’s yet to sign with a new promoter or announce he will promote himself for the final chapter of his career.
Spence vs Crawford talks continue
This scenario led to speculation that the Spence vs Crawford fight may have been in jeopardy.
Spence, ringside on Showtime’s Saturday night world title event in his capacity as a promoter, reassured fans the bout was on the cards.
“I think it’s going to happen. He wants the fight. I want the fight,” Spence told Showtime’s, Jim Gray.
“I don’t know where, and I don’t know when, but it’s definitely happening 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’s never going to happen.
“It’s way closer than what it used to be. I think it’s definitely going to happen.”
Fans will be pleased to hear that all four belts will be on the line when the two best welterweights in the world collide.
The fight is in the top three of all the contests that could get made in the entire sport.
As WBN has explained, the winner of Spence vs Crawford will likely overhaul Oleksandr Usyk as the Pound for Pound number one.
Pound for Pound Ranking
Spence is ranked four as a three-belt title holder with a solid resume. Crawford is at six due to having a list of dancing partners that leave a lot to be desired.
Porter is the best win by far, and only Yuriorkis Gamboa was ranked in the P4P list before that from Crawford’s victory list.
Crawford has been the top dog on many ratings for some time now. That scenario happened without Crawford proving it against the best in the division.
The Omaha man never faced Manny Pacquiao, Keith Thurman, Danny Garcia, and plenty of others at 147 once moving up.
It was similar at 140 when he cleaned up in two triumphs. Spence would be his biggest scalp and silence all the doubters.
Let’s get it on!