Floyd Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya made their moves on Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. as interest in the fight grew.
Crawford is now the hottest property in the sport as a fight with Spence Jr. for all the welterweight marbles looms.
“Bud” has big-name promoters lining up around the block to get a piece of the action for boxing’s most lucrative Pay Per View.
With Crawford being a free agent, his stock rose after Spence called the WBO executive after his win over Yordenis Ugas.
If both men know what’s good for them, the pair will collide in a massive event later in 2022.
Early boxing champions will be involved as Al Haymon owns a stake in Spence. Crawford, on the other hand, has plenty of options available to him.
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather are just two of the names that reached out to Crawford and Spence after the latter stopped Ugas in the tenth round.
De La Hoya initially touted Vergil Ortiz for a battle with Spence, but quickly changed his tune when the “Big Fish” turned him down.
The Golden Boy boss said: “Imagine if Al Hamon lets Errol Spence Jr. fight Vergil Ortiz and I stage him at Dallas Cowboy Stadium or Vegas at Allegiant Stadium?”
Spence replied, “Imagine if I said no! “I’m only interested in one fight. He’s not with you,” about confronting Crawford.
Changing tactics, De La Hoya then said: “Terence Crawford, I will help you negotiate. To protect your interests in the fight against Errol Spence Jr for free!
“That’s how much I want to see this fight happen.”
The ten-time world champion added, “Big win Errol Spence Jr. – You’re a beast no matter what the haters say.”
Former opponent Floyd Mayweather threw his hat into the ring in an interview with his usual source at FightHype.com.
He opted for the Crawford approach.
“I would love to sign Terence Crawford. I’ve talked about getting Terence Crawford the fight he wants [for the undisputed title against Errol Spence]”, pointed out the 50-0 star.
Right now, Crawford might be better off keeping his own house to negotiate a huge amount of possible cash. Spence vs. Crawford will be the biggest fight of the year, and there’s no doubt about it.
Predictions that the fight could sell a million PPVs, however, may be premature. Both fighters are far from this marker in their respective careers on the paid platform.
But the fight is definitely half a million in the works. Let’s hope that happens.
Phil, editor of WBN, has over ten years experience in boxing news. Follow us on WBN on Twitter @WorldBoxingNews.