Morales urges Crawford-Spence showdown, more cross-promotional fights

Ring legend Erik Morales has called for boxing promoters to put politics to one side and pave the way for more cross-promotional mega-fights. 

Citing Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury 2 as the perfect example of how different promotional outfits can work with one another, Morales declared his interest in seeing a huge welterweight showdown between Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr, as well as other significant fights currently blocked by boxing politics.

“Right now, the fights that are just for business are dominating,” the former four-weight world champion told Peleamundo. “Fights are more about promotion and less about value. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing. It’s good economically. But, little by little, the doors are opening.

“Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder was a good fight because it opened up the possibility that Top Rank and PBC join forces to make fights. That’s how big fights happen, so maybe we’ll see Crawford and Spence. That could be a huge fight.

“And [in] that kind of fight, let me explain, there shouldn’t be exclusivity between promoters. They shouldn’t just fight with their promoters, they should all mix so that the best fights get made that people can enjoy.”