Errol Spence will move to 154 to avoid Terence Crawford predicts Eddie Hearn

By Michael Collins - 12/14/2021 - Comments

Promoter Eddie Hearn says he “feels sorry” for Terence Crawford because the fights that he wants & needs to make the money that he’s asking for AREN’T there for him against the likes of Errol Spence Jr.

Hearn is predicting that Spence Jr. (27-0, 21 KOs) will move up to 154 to “strategically avoid” a fight against Crawford, which will leave the Nebraska native without the big-name opponent that he needs to him to get the big money fight.

WBO welterweight champion Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs) could possibly face former WBA/WBC 147lb champion Keith Thurman next if ‘One Time’ wins his comeback fight against Mario Barrios in early 2022, but it’s unclear how much money and fan interest there will be for Terence in that match-up.

Thurman has been forgotten by the boxing public after nearly three years of inactivity and zero significant victories since his win over Danny Garcia in 2017.

Spence hasn’t fought since December 2020 and becoming off an eye injury that could impact his future.

The combination of inactivity, a terrible car crash in October 2019, and his torn retina have Spence’s once-promising career on shaky ground.

Hearn: Spence will “strategically avoid” Crawford

“Terence Crawford is a great fighter, but I just think it’s hard for Terence because I think he’s the best welterweight in the world,” said Eddie Hearn to iFL TV. “But at the same time, where are the fights that are going to generate the kind of money that he wants?

Errol Spence will move to 154 to avoid Terence Crawford predicts Eddie Hearn

“Really, that’s Errol Spence,” Hearn continued. I think you’re going to see Errol Spence move up to 154 to avoid Terence Crawford. ‘Avoid’ is maybe a harsh word, but strategically avoid.

“I feel a bit sorry for Crawford, not in some ways, but in the ways that I think he wants to create that legacy opportunity, and I’m not sure it will be there for him,” said Hearn.

You can’t blame Spence if he does avoid Crawford because, with the things that he’s gone through physically in the last two years, it’s not a good time for him to face him.

If the shoe was on the other foot and Crawford had experienced what Spence did, he’d likely be hesitant about taking the fight too.

If Hearn cares about Crawford, he can always sacrifice his young money-maker Conor Benn and throw him to the wolves.

Benn (20-0, 13 KOs) has been banging on about how he feels he’s ready to fight for a world title after destroying the shot to pieces 37-year-old former WBO 140-lb champion Chris Algieri.

This is an excellent opportunity for Hearn to give Benn what he wants by throwing him in with Crawford in a sink or swim fight. If Benn is as good as his old man Nigel Benn was, he’ll obliterate Crawford.

On the flip side, if Benn is merely a product of phony hype, he’ll be smashed to pieces by Crawford and exposed to the world as a fake.

 

Last Updated on 12/14/2021

116 thoughts on “Errol Spence will move to 154 to avoid Terence Crawford predicts Eddie Hearn”

  1. Shawn Porter is a wild fighter and lacks the skills Crawford and Spence have.. Spence is going nowhere. Him and Crawford will give us a Hagler vs Hearns showdown.. Eddie Hearne is just trying to get under Errol Spence skin. Spence will beat Crawford on points easily 😏

    • I cannot see Spence beaten Terence Crawford Spencer took that fight last year he know Crawford going to kick his ass and the world do too

    • FACTS. BECAUSE THIS WAS THE SAME TACTIC WITH JOSHUA AND WILDER. HE AVOIDED WILDER CAUSE WE ALL KNEW JISHUA HAD NO REAL CHIN. 💪💪

    • I wish I could could see what you’re seeing… So I could understand your logic. You’re talking about a guy who hasn’t faught going on 2 yrs to go in the ring against arguably the #1 pound for pound ranked fighter in the world and Spence will beat Crawford easily on points… lmao
      Back in the day great fighters faught mostly to beat other great fighters not cherry picking weights and opponents. I absolutely love Boxing… 2nd to none but all this politicking and cherry picking is destroying the sport I love Boxing and disinteresting the novice crowd because of these 1 sided matches

    • I JUST FILL LIKE THIS…ERROL COULD HAVE RETIRED FROM THAT ACCIDENT” YET HE STILL CAME BACK AND BEAT A GAMED BLIND LEFT HOOK..GARCIA” THEN HE GETS HURT AGAIN SPARRING..AND CANT FIGHT PACQUIAO” SO” HE CAN EITHER TAKE ANOTHER YR OFF” AND THEN COME BACK” OR MOVE UP” AND FIGHT” TO STAY ACTIVE” HE CAN FIGHT BUD” OR ANY OF THE OTHER FIGHTS…JUST LIKE CANELO DOES” CALL IT DUCKING OR CALL IT CHESS” THESE GUYS WANT TO GET $$$$$$$$$”

    • Spence going to get beat up and is trying to avoid Crawford. Good business decision and great for his health.

    • I don’t think for one minute that Spencer could ever beat Crawford before his injury or after. Everybody is avoiding Crawford, they are waiting for him to get old and washed up before fighting him. Nobody out there, that I’ve seen, can beat Crawford. He is like the Bruce Lee of boxing. Very technical. If you can’t beat him in the first 3 rounds, you’re done.

    • Spence’s accident had to have a big effect on him! He should retire for nobody knows really what happened to his body and mind! Before the accident I would have bet on Spence, Now I can’t, And also Crawford beat a lesser Porter because Porter had to lose so much weight which was obvious at the weigh in and that’s why his Father threw in the towel, Study up before you make emotional unfactional statements!

  2. Like both fighters but back in the day when boxing had real men who wernt afraid to face anyone like surgar ray hagler hearns those were the good days now all we have is one man name crawford who is ready to show the world hes the best and we have another guy you figure out his name i think its called chicken

    • Don’t even put Sugar Ray in the convo with Hagler and Hearns. He held in that fight over a 100 times. He was the first fighter to use that sissy tactic. Hold and hit and hold and hit. He should’ve been disqualified for that. Felt sorry for Hagler. Leonard is a disgrace.

    • LMAO real men like Leonard huh? Is this the same Leanord that waited until Hagler was old and slow before he decided to face him? The same Leonard that got his ass whooped by Duran the 1st fight and knew Duran would would party and put on weight after the fight so he rushed the rematch bc he knew he’d catch Duran when he wasn’t at his best? That Leanord? Lol everyone likes to praise Leonard and say back then boxers fought the best of the best, but Leonard was notorious for cherry picking guys when they weren’t in their prime or at their best

  3. Errol Spence JR is a scared Lil hoe, I watched in leave the fight after he destroyed Porter quicker then Spence did, and if it wasn’t for that knock down on porter that Spence had. That fight might’ve gone Porters way. All Spence is doing is running and running in circles from the Top guys.. Scared little Texas hoe..

    • Bruh, Crawford NEED Spence. Spence don’t need Bud. It’s called business. Boxing these days is not about who’s the best. It’s about who sells the most PPV’s
      Personally, I respect Crawford’s skills, but it’s different switching to southpaw when you’re fighting a NATURAL southpaw who mostly fight right handers.
      Crawford came up to 147, Spence is really a light middleweight.
      It would be a great fight, but we won’t see it because it’s all about the “bag”

    • Yall funny SPENCE WILL BEAT CRAWFORD. CRAWFORD KNOW HE GOT AN INJURY. HE THINK SOMETHIN SWEET. SPENCE SMART HEAL UP AND SMASH HIM.

    • Ok but Ray fought and beat every champion in 5 different weight classes while in their prime. However, the Aaron Pryor fight never happened for some reason and he did flat out duck Hagler until late in Hagler career. Facts: ducking fights sucks but has always been a part of boxing, Roy ducked Nigel Benn and Gerald McCullan by retiring until they destroyed one another. Oscar gave nobody a rematch, Floyd ducked Pacquiao for 5 extra years, the list goes on but I think Bud beats Spence.

  4. Hopefully this fight will happen in 2022, gonna be a heck of a fight. Rumble young men rumble

  5. Spence is a punk he’s complaining about he can’t fight because of a car accident or just to let you guys know macho Camacho got into a real bad accident and broke his neck and then he came back and won the world title so I don’t want to hear any excuses put up or shut up

    • It was Vinny Pazienza that broke his neck in a car crash, and made a comeback, but he never again won one of the real belts. You should really brush up on your boxing knowledge, before you post embarrasing comments, like this on a boxing site.

    • That was Vinny Pazienza who broke his neck and was somewhat successful in making a comeback.

    • Terrance would beat Nigel Benn , & Spence , & money man, in his prime ! Terrance. Has been dodge for years

    • Man you know nothing about strategy. The only reason that Crawford is calling him out because of the crash. His eye injury is a direct sign that he has not healed yet. Spence aint done. He beat garcia bad at 70 percent. And he would have beat pacman too. Spence playing his cards right haters rest. Up and he will smash Crawford.

    • SPENCE COULD HAVE RETIRED…YET HE CAME BACK AND BEAT A GAMED BLIND LEFT HOOK FIGHTER IN DANNY GARCIA…AND STILL COULD HAVE RETIRED” & COME BACK…WHEN HE WANTED TO” BUD & ARUM…OR JOKES…& NOBODY WANTS TO DEAL WITH THOSE 2 CLOWN’S…THIS BOILS DOWN TO HOW MUCH BREAD CAN I MAKE” LOOK HOW THE DRAMA WAS SET UP TO MAKE BIGG $$$ FURY VS TYSON” PEOPLE NEED TO GET OUT OF THERE FEELING..THE NETWORKS WANT TO GET PAID” THE TRAINERS…THE FIGHTERS…THE FANS HAVE TO SIT BACK & WAIT” IT IS WHAT IT IS” THE POLITICS OF BOXING…GOTTA LOVE IT?

  6. Spencer’s a punk car accident isn’t the issue he just doesn’t want to fight Crawford so he’s going to run from macho Camacho got into a car accident broke his neck and guess what he came back and became world champ so I don’t want to hear the excuses

    • no that was Vinny paz that broke his neck and Camacho never .regain a title after he lost it get up on your facts subscribe to ring magazine yo.

  7. Spence is running 🏃‍♀️ from Crawford. And the car accident has nothing to do with it.

    • The dude has been through a bad accident and major eye surgery. I am over the Crawford vs Spence fight. Crawford has a better chance to beat him now…..duh

    • How can he say earl is going to move up to 154 to avoid Crawford. I don’t think so my boy Spence said he got some smoke for Crawford. Its strapped season. He definitely need a couple a warm up fights before he get in there with Crawford. I know he got a lil ring rust. If he don’t knockout. Crawford. Spence my dude but Crawford start adjusting and get comfortable. Its a problem for Spence. Crawford chin is suspect I seen him hurt and Spence got that power. Everything Crawford through he need to counter body head slow him down. Its going to be a good fight. Spence bet not be running that’s my dude.

    • Why would Hearns say something like that ? Spence isn’t running from nobody ! If money is right he has enough talent to fight anyone at 147 . Crawford is real good but let’s not get it twisted . Hearns has his own agenda !

    • Spence been Duckin Bud he scared and Eddie is right Erroll wants no part of Bud. Bud is the best and watch Erroll have more excuses.

    • Right! Bud’s best win is a guy Kell Brook defeated 7 years ago and Thurman beat 4 years ago.

      It’s really weak on Crawford’s part, pushing for this fight now after Spence has been on the shelf with a torn retina. He’s going to need at least 1 tuneup.

  8. The boogieman at 147 is Jaron Ennis in terms of risk reward. Spence talking about he doesn’t need a tune up fight is BS. If he fights Crawford or Ennis right now he’ll lose. None of the aforementioned fighters are afraid of each other, it’s all about the money which isn’t there.
    Spence and Crawford want each other but can’t come to terms on the split. Crawford asking the IBF to become the mandatory ahead of Ortiz and Ennis is impossible, and why would he? The mandatory split is 65/35%.
    Hearn needs to put Benn in against the winner of Khan/Brook and stop trying to get Spence out of 147 so he can sign Crawford to a 3 fight $21M deal.
    In Crawford vs Spence, Spence wins by KO in 6, and George Kambosos is NOT Undisputed!

    • Someone please tell Trufightfan that the 80’s wasn’t the only best boxing period. From 65 to the mid 80’s was a very good period for boxing. Think Ali, Duran, Leonard, Hearne, Benefits, Ortiz, even Patterson

  9. ERROL SPENCE WENT TO CRAWFORD FIGHT AND LEFT.WHY? HE KNEW HE DIDN’T WANT TO TALK TO THE MEDIA ABOUT HIMSELF ABOUT HIM AND CRAWFORD. I DO BELIEVE NOW BEING HE WAS IN THAT TRAGIC ACCIDENT HE DOESN’T WANT TO FIGHT POUND FOR POUND TO FIGHT CRAWFORD. SPENCE BEEN OUT THE RING FOR A YEAR.CRAWFORD HAS BEEN FIGHTING IN THE RING.I QUESTION THIS? IF SPENCER IS MOVING UP TO 154 FOR HARDER PUNCHING THEM I SEE HIS EXCUSE IS FOR MONEY.CRAWFORD HASN’T DODGE ANY BOXER.WHY HAVEN’T ANYBODY ASKED SPENCER WHY HE HE WON’T FIGHT CRAWFORD. I SAW SPENCER ACTIONS WHEN HE LEFT CRAWFORD’S FIGHT.HIS ACTIONS SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS.

    • SPENCE COULDN’T GO INTO THE RING AT CRAWFORD VS. PORTER FIGHT THERE WERE LEGAL ISSUES SPENCE COULD FACE IF HE DID THAT CRAWFORD VS. SPENCE WOULD BE A GREAT FIGHT CRAWFORDS SKILL SET WOULD BE A PROBLEM FOR SPENCE CRAWFORD IS A GREAT SWITCH HITTER CRAWFORD WINS THE FIGHT AGAINST SPENCE IF THEY WERE TO FIGHT BY A COUPLE OF POINTS ON EACH JUDGES SCORE CARD. CRAWFORD HAS BEEN CHASING SPENCE FOR THE LAST 2-3 YEARS IF THIS FIGHT DOESN’T HAPPEN IN 2022 IT PROBABLY WILL NEVER HAPPEN!!

    • Exactly. The REAL MONEY is Spence vs Crawford. If Spence can fight a decent fighter, than why not Crawford? Easy. He can’t afford the loss.
      C’mon Spense. Man up! A true champ takes on ALL comers! You ran out of the last Crawford fight.

    • Crawford has been calling Spence out for years this isn’t something that just started. I like both fighters, but I think Crawford has the edge. Spence hasn’t showed me he wants to fight Crawford but maybe its business as usual in the fight game its all about the money.

  10. It’s funny that Eddie can say Spence is moving up in weight to avoid 🦆 Crawford but gets tongue tied when No Cojones DuckNelo 🦆🦆🦆 does this to Boogeyman Champ Andrade on a consistently cowardly basis SMDH

    • Idiot comment
      All Canelo does is face 20 champions.
      Andrade could have fought Canelo if he moved to 168.
      Would have become his mandatory.
      Ur a casual!!

    • Look spence crawford both warriors in that ring all yall do is talk politics and money it use to be the best fight tha best those are arguably the 2 best in 147 just stop the bs talk and money and politics and just get tha dam thing on

    • Conelo is a punk in witness protection. He won’t even mention charlo and wants to keep fighting lesser Champs with no real danger for him to lose. He’ll never fight against anyone who has the real chance of winning because he’s not a real warrior.

    • Canelo is just taking his cue from the “Great” Mayweather. Who did he fight in their prime. Ran from PacMan until he was run down. Now he doing the same for Tank talking about he only fights PBC fighters. Boxing has gotten so whack and only true fans appreciate fighters like Crawford who will fight anyone. 80s was best time for boxing all the best went in the ring to show who’s top dog.

  11. Bud is the best right now,Spence knows Bud is after his ass, so he will duck him.Crawford the real deal champion.

  12. Please don’t believe the hype ! Its all about the money.. Terrance has been short changed when it comes to getting paid… Terrance made bad contact decision or uncut his worth Neting 1.5 million per fight.. Eddie is just working to sell the fight/ pay day for T. No one on this level is afraid to fight. It’s about smart money moves T is one of the best fighters, but no 20 million dollar pay day yet.. Unfortunately, Spence has to take a tune up, because of the injuries and time out of the ring. T should fight Triple G that would be a money fight in my opinion. Ennis fight would not be smart fight to take right now

  13. Hearn is just trying to direct the narrative to put more money in his pocket. He’s trying to setup a fight with Taylor first. Draw up some interest as Spence gets a tune up, and then hopefully, get Spence and Crawford into a mega payday fight.

  14. When Crawford was at 140 he was Undisputed World Champion so he had all four belts! With that being the case this would make him a #1 contender moving up to 147 in every Sanctioning body why didn’t he fight Errol Spence Jr then then? Instead he fought Jeff Horn for the WBO title Bud took the easy way out by ducking Errol Spence Jr from jump street!!

    • 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🥱 haven’t heard something that funny in a long time

    • T is one of the best let’s not forget that Errol is too good fight everyone cut the BS n let them champs fight people talking like they’re the fighter sit y’all popcorn eating ass down n get the fight going

    • That’s not true Spencer was called out to his face by Bud and he has been running ever since. Watch the encounter . You tube.

    • Spence told Bud he needed a 147 belt 1st before facing him. That’s what Bud did and Spence still ducking him.

  15. Bud to calculated for 99% of the welterweight division, he’s called out anybody with a belt and they all ducked him til they loss and then wanted to speak on his name. Boots a great fighter I’m a fan of both same similar style fighters but being honest this aint the fight he should take if spence ducks and run. Crawford will be out to hurt whoever he face to prove a point and continue to haunt spence and the pbc to face him. Anybody including josh taylor stands no chance against him in his next fight if it ain’t spence.

    • I know right Crawford is one of the best out there far as talent, grit he has it all but true who has he fought because Spence is the Truth.

    • Dude shut up…… you can only fight the person that will sign contract….. new age boxing is for guys like yiu…… beta males….. you rather be a follower and agree with words rather the facts ….. spence could fight and one with a belt in his weight class but he want fight bud …….

  16. ALL YA LL SHUT UP, CRAWFORD WILL Crush Him.Then Errol just got out of a accident.Thats not a good fight for him

    • ERROL ALREADY HAS FOUGHT SINCE HIS ACCIDENT SO NOW WHATS THE EXCUSE SOUND LIKE TO ME YOU WANT MY MAN “BUD” TO FIGHT THE YOUNG BOY SO ERROL DONT HAVE TO BUMP WITH “BUD”

  17. If Spence is really going up in weight to avoid Crawford he is a fool. Win lose or draw, you are a prize fighter. The name of the game is fighting for the biggest prize. That fight would be huge and spectacular.
    Any real warrior would dream of such a chance at such a history making mega fight. And the payday would be phenomenal.
    If a fighter avoids events like that, maybe he should hang up the gloves.
    If Spence goes up in weight Crawford should go up and chase him into a corner. If Spence avoids him then .
    The people will know that Crawford is the true pound for pound champ. Not much money in that, but Spence the big money fight avoider should never be in the hall of fame if he doesn’t fight his greatest rival.

  18. errol aint scared he gonna kill him with them powerful body shot he alot stronger watch & learn mark my words…spence to smart & powerful…..💯💯💨

    • You smoking something making you delusional 🤣 Spence is a great fighter, But Crawford is evil!😈 Spence will fold under pressure from Crawford he’s smart makes great adjustments hand speed and defense.. zero fear for Spence you are 💯 % wrong .. I 🙏🏿 this fight happens.

    • Go back and look at Spence and crawford video after Crawford got the belt Crawford told spence don’t think you’re going to hit me with those body shots I’m ready for that go check the video out that’s been over 3 years Crawford been training for that mess .. Spence body shots won’t work on Crawford.. Crawford is a technician

    • Just put them in the ring together and let the fight speak for it self I like both fighters but favor Bud

    • Now that is the funniest thing I’ve heard all year, and we’re almost done with this year. 🤣

  19. Errol spence to good for crawford gonna kill dude with body shots errol to strong 💯💯💯💯💨

  20. Hearn is a mouthy fool for starters, a lot of hype. Hearn is trying to stir things up in order to land Crawford under his management now that he’s parted ways with Arum (who he should have never signed with Arum to start with). IF Spence went to 154, there’d be enormous backlash. Spence isn’t leaving 147 to avoid Crawford. These two will fight in 2022, they have nobody else to fight, for more money and neither are going up to fight Canelo. They could sell out Texas Stadium, Spence’s back yard, and just down the road from Crawford’s faithful fan base in Omaha. Hearn should just focus on two washed up, glass jaw welters he struggled for years to put together in Khan/Brook they brag is sold out already. I think I’d rather see a Mike Tyson/Buster Douglas rematch.

  21. Boxing became a business and pick and choose ….sorry for the sport and real fans …ko to boxing my friends.!

  22. Hearn always running his mouth he has no idea what spence is going to do! He needs to shut his big block head ass up and get his fighters like andreade a big fight? But he’s trying to get crawford to sign withdazn!

  23. I believe boxers have been ducking Bud his whole career. A darn shame but Bud just has to keep pressing on and people will have to start vacating their belts or fight Bud. Truthfully, Bud can move up and try to fight Spence, Jr. or Charlo but they may duck him there too. Don’t forget Bud vs Josh Taylor would be a big fight too. And Taylor said he wants to fight Bud.

    • Truth be told, I think Spence and Bud will fight but it will be later down the road. In my opinion, the two fighters would make more money by fighting now and win, lose, or draw having a rematch, or possibly a trilogy. If Spence is ducking Bud, there are still good fights to be seen and money made. I personally would love to see Bud and Boots Ennis.

  24. Spence is a has been ofcourse he will duck crawford!!He dont want to get dropped in 4 rounds looking all stupied! My boy bud is a beast!

    • You stupid. Bud has not fought anybody foreal. Spence too dominate to tha body
      Would kill Crawford. Crawford didn’t look that impressive against porter

  25. Bud vs Boots is a strong possiblity & a helluva fight if made. Same way Bud would be a dangerous opponent for ESJ coming off all that jaa happened to him, Boot is the same threat, which is why his name is in nobody’s mouth at Welterweight.

    • Preach!!!!!! Boots is ready and none of the welterweights want that smoke. He deserve a shot

    • Facts!!!!!!! Boots deserve a title shot but none of the belt holders want none of that smoke.

    • Boots has fought absolutely No Body ! Delorme and Lipinets to fake welterweights. Its enough fights for the young dudes fighting each other to get rematches and trilogies down the road. Champion’s should Fight Champion’s alot of Johnny Come Lately on here who really don’t know $j!t about Boxing..

  26. Why didn’t Eddie Hearn make the Andrade GGG unification bout happen already they’re both signed to DAZN

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