By Chris Williams: Terence Crawford is doing a very good job of selling his December tenth struggle in opposition to David Avanesyan by often mentioning Errol Spence’s title to construct curiosity within the match on BLK Prime pay-per-view.
What higher method to create curiosity within the Avanesyan (29-3-1, 17 KOs) than by utilizing Spence’s title consistently to get individuals eager about that one?
Whether or not intentional or not on Crawford’s half, it’s an ingenious method to get each informal and hardcore boxing followers excited by desirous to see him defend his WBO welterweight title in opposition to the little-known Avanesyan on December tenth on the CHI Well being Middle in Omaha, Nebraska.
“There ain’t no purpose to speak to him,” stated Terence Crawford to DAZN Boxing Present about Errol Spence when requested if he’s spoken to him since he bailed on their negotiations.
“I’ve been speaking to them since June, July,” stated Crawford about BLK Prime. “We by no means had negotiations. We have been simply speaking, attending to know each other. As soon as they let me know they needed to do one thing, I acknowledged, ‘That is my principal precedence, my first precedence.’
“I’m not going to enter particulars about who it was and what,” stated Crawford in regards to the firm that supplied $50 million for a struggle between him and Spence.
“I informed him on FaceTime, and never as soon as did he say, ‘Who’s the hedge fund? The place is the cash?’ By no means in one million years did he ask these kinds of questions. That’s water below the bridge.
“At a sure level, you get uninterested in it. You set the whole lot into it and never getting something out of it, and everyone seems to be blaming you,” stated Crawford in regards to the Spence struggle.
“Both I do it, or I don’t do it, I’m nonetheless at fault. I’m sort of disillusioned with the way in which the negotiations went with me and Errol Spence. In fact, they’re going to attempt to throw shade on the [Avanesyan fight].
“This man I’m combating is an actual man. He’s an actual challenger. He’s harmful as a result of he’s obtained the whole lot to win. These guys with nothing to lose are essentially the most tough fights.
“There’s a purpose why lots of people turned this man down and didn’t need to struggle him and he didn’t get his shot,” Crawford stated about Avanesyan.
“I’ve been coaching actually exhausting like anyone else. I don’t take anybody frivolously. On December tenth, I’m going to look to placed on a present like I do each time,” stated Crawford.