They let fans into AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, to watch the Errol Spence Jr comeback, which indeed turned out to be a miracle return, as Spence looked pretty damn close to his old and best self in downing Danny Garcia over 12 rounds.
And one of those in attendance was Terence Crawford, who crossed the street, so to speak, to get a better look at Spence.
Spence and Crawford have been circling each other, but Spence didn’t seem interested in even flirting with the idea of a bout with “Bud” when asked about it at the post-fight presser.
A reporter asked Spence if the Nebraskan showing up in Texas wouldn’t summon some buzz to make a bout with the Top Rank boxer.
“No, he’s gotta live up to his word,” the 30-year-old Spence said. “If he said he’s not worried about me, then I don’t know what he was doing. I probably wouldn’t go to none of his fights.”
Spence was referring to remarks made on SiriusXM by Bud, on Friday, when he said a fight with Spence is “not that important.”
“I keep telling everybody, I don’t need Errol Spence for my legacy,” Crawford said then. “I don’t know why people make it seem that I need Errol Spence. He needs me. I don’t need him.”
Not sure if he decided to hit the Spence-Garcia fight after making that pronouncement, or what his train of thought was with that.
“I’m not worried about Terence Crawford, like I said, I’m gonna enjoy my time with my kids, chill out and just reflect on this year and a half,” Spence said at the presser. “We’re gonna move on, and this summer, I’m gonna see who I’m gonna fight. We’ll see, I gotta talk to my manager, Al Haymon, so we’ll go from there.”
There is fan appetite to make that one happen, but for the last few years, it has been quite clear, PBC are quite content doing a round-robin with their superb batch of welterweights, and Crawford is not in the PBC mix.