Terence Crawford Shares His Side Of the Story Of Errol Spence Jr. Fight

Terence Crawford took to his Instagram Live on Tuesday night to defend his name with the most interesting revelation being representatives from two unnamed hedge funds offered to pay him and Errol Spence Jr. guaranteed purses of $25 million apiece during the inevitable long-lost fight talks with himself and Errol Spence Jr.

“We’re going on and on,” Crawford said during his IG Live. “On and on, I have two companies, you know, that reach out to me that, you know, wanted to give me and Spence $25 million guaranteed – $25 million guaranteed, up front. So, a real guy like myself, I called Spence. ‘Hey, bro, look, listen, you know what I mean? I got this company that’s willing to give us $25 million apiece guaranteed. What’s up? What you gonna do?’ He like, ‘Twenty-five million? What about the back end?’

Crawford, who has been criticized by some platforms, as he took to his core audience to let his side be heard, as Crawford has been quiet for the most part until this IG live.

“I’m like, ‘Dude, listen, if they make they money back then we get [an] 80-20 [percentage on the back end]. You know what I mean? It’s simple math.’ I said, ‘Man, we got people who are buying the fight, I mean, stealing the fight. They got the firesticks.’ And he laughed. He like, ‘Man, I got a firestick, too.’”

The frustration in Crawford’s voice echoed the fans feelings that this might just be a doomed fight.

Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs) will instead put his WBO welterweight title on the line against David Avanesyan (29-3-1, 17 KOs) on December 10 in Omaha, Nebraska, which will take place on the upstart streaming app, BLK Prime.