Terence Crawford has a conflict scheduled on the calendar for Dec. 10 towards David Avanesyan, and he nonetheless intends to get a combat made with Errol Spence Jr. quickly after that, however the Nebraskan has immediately been caught in a back-and-forth beef with a brand new foe.
The WBO welterweight champion Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs) has been buying and selling a confrontation just lately with undisputed tremendous welterweight champion and Spence’s fellow Texan stablemate Jermell Charlo.
“Crawford, he’s terrified of Spence, and he doesn’t need to combat as a result of he’s hen,” Charlo mentioned on Instagram Dwell. “He needs to attempt to get to the cash. Everyone over right here chasing the bag, I hear you. I’m chasing the bag for my household too.”
The 35-year-old Nebraska native Crawford took offense to Charlo’s statements.
“One thing is flawed with that dude. He’s received to remain off of no matter he’s on,” Crawford advised FightHype. “If I can recall, I used to be already a two-time world champion earlier than [Jermell] was even a champion, each [Spence & Charlo].
“So how someone pig-back on my identify after I was already the person? I don’t perceive that. I used to be already on the pound-for-pound record. I used to be already in talks of being the subsequent neatest thing since [Floyd] Mayweather retired.
“I don’t perceive. I by no means heard of [Jermell] of being within the talks of any of that form of something. So how can I be pig-backing off of him and his brother’s identify after I achieved far more within the sport of boxing? That doesn’t make sense.
“I already mentioned it. I might like to get within the ring and shut [Jermell] up as a result of all he’s going to do is cry afterward. That’s all he does – run round, offended, mad at himself.
“My important focus proper now’s on David, so I don’t actually care about what anybody else has to say to me proper about now.
The three-division champion Crawford doubled down on his ideas in a separate interview with “The Final Stand Podcast” with Brian Custer.
“Jermell Charlo’s received to grasp. He’s undisputed, and he’s carried out what he’s carried out within the sport of boxing, however he’s not on my stage, nor Errol Spence’s stage, and I feel that makes him mad and jealous. He appears like he’s purported to be on the prime echelon, however he’s not.
“I’d beat his ass any day, simple.”
A combat between Crawford and Charlo would require Bud to maneuver as much as 154 kilos and for Charlo to nonetheless have the intent to remain within the division to defend his titles.
Charlo is gearing towards a matchup with Australian Tim Tszyu on Jan. 28.
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