Errol Spence Wants Terence Crawford Fight With 60/40 Purse Split
November 20, 2020
IBF/WBC welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. has expressed interest in facing the WBO 147 pound Terence Crawford and will gladly give him the fight, if he agrees a 60/40 split of the Purse Bid. Spence believes that he is the bigger draw and deserves the bigger share.
This could be a big opportunity for Crawford (37-0, 28 KOs), who has found it difficult to break into the Pay-Per-View world and taking the fight with a 60/40 split could as well play well for Crawford, if he is able to defeat Spence (26-0, 21 KOs) and turn the tables in the rematch. Refusing the offer and trying to bid for parity could lead to his losing the opportunity.
“I definitely should get the bigger share. I’m not going to say what Bob Arum said recently, but the proof is in the pudding who’s the bigger draw. He’s a great fighter, but I feel like 60/40, that’s the right price,” said Spence the athletic.
Crawford’s promoter, Bob Arum has been talking to the media recently about how much money he has lost promoting the undefeated fighter from Nebraska and how, he would love Crawford put some effort in promoting his fights but Spence has decided he won’t be bringing those statements into the negotiation.
Crawford has tried a few Pay-per-view cards but failed to make buys, first was his fight against Victor Pistol then later in his fight against Amir Khan. They all failed despite having a staked undercard.
While Crawford has struggled in the Pay-Per-View world, Spence has been a king in the realm. His last two fights with Shawn Porter and Mikey Garcia were on Pay-per-view and his upcoming fight with former two division champion Danny Garcia will also be in pay-per-view.
Age-wise, Crawford doesn’t have much time left in his prime and will have to take big fights in order to make huge money before, he starts getting beat up by young and hungry fighters. Crawford just has to get himself and take the 60/40 split which will definitely elevate him from fighting Boxers like Kell Brook, Amir Khan, and Egidijus Kavaliauskas for the remainder of his career.
Crawford now has a year left in his contract with Bob Arum’s Top Rank and though the promoter mentioned, he will love him to share the ring with eight division champion Manny Pacquiao in some location in the Middle East. That too might not happen as Pacquiao has Mikey Garcia, who has been advocating for a fight with the 42 year old veteran before he spins off into retirement.