”I’m pretty sure my decision has been made. Bob can’t secure a Spence fight when I’m with him, so how can he secure a Spence fight when I’m not with him?” Terence Crawford said.
“I’m moving forward with my career now and I wish everyone the best.”
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Spence was at the ringside to watch his former opponent Porter lose by TKO in round ten after two knockdowns. Crawford responded to Spence’s presence. “He was in my fight? The boy said he would never come to my fight but now he is in my fight,” he said.
“You saw what I did compared to what he did (against Porter). Who is the 1st rank in the welterweight division now? You all know who I want. I already called him. Maybe my weight will go up to 69.8kg. Maybe Spence Jr will fight me.”
United champion Spence beat Porter by points in 2019 and also triumphed over Kell Brook, 34, Mikey Garcia, 33 and Danny Garcia, 33. Crawford is the king of the three divisions and claims to be a true welterweight master. “I don’t need Spence Jr. I’ve been the No. 1 in this division since I came here. I’m a triple world champion, and undisputed world champion, I came into the welterweight division and won the title in my first fight.” .
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Spence will return in August against Manny Pacquiao defending his WBC and IBF titles. However, he suffered an eye injury in sparring and underwent surgery, with Yordenis Ugas, 35, replacing him to beat the now retired Pacquiao.
Spence confirmed plans to fight again early next year as he continues his recovery. He told EsNEWS: ”Everyone has to wait. I’m back with a big one. When I come back, it will be a big thing.”I will stay at 66.6kg. Hopefully, I will fight again in February or March. We will see later.”