Terence Crawford is the WBO World Welterweight Champion and the No. 1-ranked welterweight, according to Boxrec. Fans have long called for a fight between Crawford and WBA, WBC, and IBF World Welterweight Champion Errol Spence Jr..
'Bud' does, however, have an alternative plan if a dream-fight between the two at the top of the welterweight division cannot be made.
“Most definitely if that fight with Charlo is a fight that could be taken if the Errol Spence fight does not come in to fruition, of course I will take it.”
Watch the interview here:
Jermell Charlo is the undisputed champion at 154 lbs. After a draw with Brian Castano in their first fight, Charlo knocked out the Argentinian in the second fight in May. Charlo was crowned the IBF, WBO, WBA, and WBC World Super Welterweight Champion.
Jermell Charlo has, however, been dismissive of Terence Crawford and doesn't seem interested in a bout with the welterweight champion. Instead, Jermell’s brother Jermall, who fights at 160 lbs, has been willing to move down to 154 lbs to face Crawford.
Crawford's fight against Jermell would be much bigger due to the latter being the king of the division.
Crawford hit back at Jermell Charlo by calling him a "pus**."
Terence Crawford vs. Errol Spence Jr. is the biggest fight at welterweight
Most observers believe that one of Errol Spence or Terence Crawford is the best welterweight in the world, with fans clamoring for a bout between the two. Crawford, who had been with Top Rank for 10 years, left his promotional team in order to make the fight happen. The bitter dispute between Top Rank and Crawford has even involved a lawsuit between the two bodies.
Watch Crawford call out Spence after his last fight:
Considering that Crawford is no longer tied to Top Rank, the fight is at its likeliest to happen. This is because Spence's promoter, Premier Boxing Champions, rarely do business with other promoters. Both fighters are at the peak of their careers and it would make the most financial sense for the two to fight next.