With Mikey Garcia tied up with mandatories, Terence Crawford is eyeing Errol Spence Junior. Garcia, IBF and WBC lightweight titlist, was plotting a move to 147. Garcia looked to secure a world title in a fifth weight class against IBF welterweight champ, Errol Spence.
However, the IBF ruled that Garcia would have to defend his belts against Richard Commey. The WBC then enforced a title defence against Britain’s Luke Campbell. Spence is not short of prospective opponents though.
The IBF champion is welterweight’s most wanted and BoxingScene reports that Crawford will look to unify against him after his next title defence.
Errol Spence Junior is 24-0 with wins over Kell Brook and Samuel Vargas. Terence Crawford holds the WBO belt and sits at 33-0 with an upcoming defence against Jose Benavidez.
Crawford’s trainer recently said that his fighter will only consider title unification bouts: “the biggest name at the welterweight division for Terence is Errol Spence”.
WBA champion Keith Thurman will have to jump right back into deep waters when he returns. The WBC have enforced a WBC title fight between he and Shawn Porter as soon as Thurman’s injury is healed. Thurman was forced to relinquish the WBC title due to injury absence.
Spence versus Crawford and Porter vs Thurman two are high level fights. When all is said and done, we will have clarification on who reigns supreme; both at welterweight and pound-for-pound.