By Chris Williams: Trainer Kenny Porter says Errol Spence Jr is too big for Terence Crawford and will defeat him once the two get around to finally fighting.
Crawford bailed out of talks for a fight against (26-0, 21 KOs) late last year, choosing to play it safe, defending his WBO welterweight strap against David Avanesyan on December 10th, and knocking him out in six rounds.
Some boxing fans believe the 35-year-old Crawford (39-0, 30 KOs) lost his nerve, feeling afraid that his unbeaten record was at risk against Spence, so he fled for the safety of an easy chip shot against the hapless Avanesyan.
If Crawford does choose to stick it out in talks with Spence this year, assuming there will be a second round of negotiations, he could taste defeat for the first time.
As most people know, Crawford is getting old, and there’s going to be a time soon when he’s going to wish he’d fought Spence because the easy paydays against soft opposition are going to dry up.
At this point, I don’t know if PBC is going to give Crawford a second chance to try and get a fight with Spence.
When you bail on a superstar and make him look like a dunce, you might not get a second opportunity to pull the football out from under him, leaving him kicking in the air, falling on his backside like a real-life Charlie Brown.
“Spence,” said Kenny Porter to Fight Hub TV when asked who wins the Errol Spence Jr vs. Terence Crawford fight. “Errol Spence is the bigger guy on fight night. Without getting into any details beyond that, his style is one that will lead him to the victory.
“If that’s how he chooses to fight him, he can do something to that effect, but he’s the type of guy that uses his size & jab very well, and he will impose his will on you for those rounds as long as they last,” said Kenny about Spence.
“I think it goes the distance, but I think he wins. No, Spence ain’t going down. It’s not going to happen. He’s not going down. It’s not going to happen. Listen, he’s not going down. He’s a dog.
“I’ve seen him do this quite a few years since the amateurs,” Kenny said about Spence. “He has the ability to win that fight [against Crawford] and just about anybody else that comes along as well as long as he wants to do it,” said Kenny about Errol.