Will Spence force rematch clause with Crawford?

After Saturday night's anticipated bout between Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr., we are now hearing talks of a rematch. That being said, Crawford stopped Spence in the ninth round in a one-sided beating that showed Crawford's dominance in the division.

Now comes the waiting game. Spence has a contractual right to force an immediate rematch within thirty days of the contest.

Spence indicated that he would be more than willing to fight Crawford, but also made it clear that he has outgrown the welterweight limit, and would want to fight at the junior middleweight division for his next prizefight. The problem is that Crawford now holds all the leverage, and even more so, the fight was so one-sided did it impact fan interest in seeing a future fight.

 "I am going to get right back to it [and pursue a fight with Crawford next]," said Spence at the press conference. "Hopefully at 154 pounds."

Crawford has shown a willingness to fight at 154 pounds, and to rematch Spence. 

“It definitely don’t have to be at [welterweight],” Crawford in the post-fight press conference. “[Making welterweight limit] was kinda hard for me, too. I was already talkin’ about moving up in weight and challenging [Jermell] Charlo. So, [junior middleweight] wouldn’t be out [of the question or] reach of anything.”


Crawford is an all-time great as ProBox TV News has repeatedly told you this weekend. A three-division world champion, holding the lineal title in each division, and a two-division undisputed world champion, winning the junior welterweight crown in 2017 and then holding the WBO welterweight title since as he looked for unification bouts. Crawford now becomes the first male undisputed boxer in the four-belt era to be undisputed in two divisions, and could even have his eyes set on become atem undisputed at a third weight class.

 "I am definitely open to the rematch," said Spence. "It’s something I gotta talk to my management about."

In the coming days, we will find out if the rematch will happen and at what weight it will be contested, albeit it seems if it were to happen it would happen at one weight class above welterweight as both fighters seem to be fine with that. Given the political nature of boxing, Crawford holds the power to dictate the weight at which the rematch will take place.