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Bob Arum: Errol Spence the only one standing in the way of Terence Crawford fight

Arum claims Spence himself refuses to do the fight because he’s not confident.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

During the latest installment of the 3 Knockdown Rule with Steven Kim and Mario Lopez, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum made an appearance and discusses a number of topic, including the hot topic of a potential Terence Crawford vs Errol Spence fight.

As Arum tells it, neither PBC nor it’s head man Al Haymon have proven to be obstacles in making the welterweight unification, but rather Errol Spence himself who Arum says won’t take the fight because he knows he’ll lose. Check out what Arum had to say on the subject below.

“I talked with Al Haymon and he’s amenable to the fight,” Arum said. “The only one who seems like he’s holding back on it, and maybe because he doesn’t feel he can win the fight, is Errol Spence. That’s the truth. Errol Spence is the obstacle in making that fight, no Al Haymon, not PBC — it’s Errol Spence.

“Spence throws out numbers, percentages. Again, we’re very confident in the fight. We believe Crawford will beat him, unfortunately Spence believes the same thing.

“The only issue is Spence doesn’t want to fight him...Blame Spence, he doesn’t want to get beat by Crawford.”

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