Bradley: Spence Looking For Money With Canelo, No Intention of Fighting Crawford

Former two division world champion Timothy Bradley is not convinced that Errol Spence is interested in a future fight with Terence Crawford. (photo by Ryan Hafey)

Spence, the WBC and WBA welterweight champion, recently retained his titles with a dominant twelve round decision over Danny Garcia.

Crawford, who holds the WBO title at 147, retained his title last month with a knockout of Kell Brook.

Spence has no shortage of potential opponents under the Premier Boxing Champions banner – like Manny Pacquiao, Shawn Porter, Yordenis Ugas, Keith Thurman, Radzhab Butaev, and others.

Crawford is not as fortunate, with Top Rank lacking roster of welterweight contenders. His promotional contract with Top Rank is set to expire in October.

The biggest fight to made at welterweight is Spence vs. Crawford – although the two boxers have very different ideas on what the monetary split should be.

Spence believes he split should be 70-30 or at the very least 60-40. Crawford, however, wants an even 50-50 split down the middle.

Bradley finds it strange that Spence is not openly pushing for Crawford – but called for a fight, two divisions up, with Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

“Why would you want to go up [in weight] to face Canelo, but not face Terence Crawford who is in the same weight division as you? This is a money issue for [Spence]. I think Spence is at a point now, and correct me if I’m wrong, where he just wants to get the money and then he wants to leave the game,” said Bradley to ESPN.

“He has no intention of fighting Terence Crawford – even if Terence Crawford changes his promoter and goes to PBC, I don’t think that fight is going to happen. And I hold onto that until they actually sign the fight .”

ORIGINAL POST: https://www.boxingscene.com/bradley-spence-looking-money-with-canelo-no-intention-fighting-crawford–154381

Noel Galang – Kamao TV

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