Stephen Espinoza, President of Showtime Sports, has provided an update regarding the talks for a second fight between Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr, and admits there are still some hurdles to be overcome.
Though some pundits felt he should move on, Spence activated a contractual rematch clause for another crack at Crawford, after being comprehensively outclassed and stopped when the pair met in an undisputed welterweight world title clash back in July.
However, there has been reports that the two teams are at a stalemate regarding what weight a rematch will take place at, and Espinoza admitted to Boxing Social that “there isn’t a lot of certainty” in negotiations at the present moment.
“I don’t like to expose a lot of the behind the scenes discussions, but dates and weights are being discussed.”
“There isn’t a lot of certainty yet, and we’re running out of time for this year. It could be this year or next year.”
“But the rematch clause has been exercised, and I expect we will be able to get the details in order and announce that quickly.”
Despite stating he would be willing to run at back with Spence at super welterweight, Crawford and his team appear to have had a change of heart and no longer seem quite as keen on the idea.
This is bad news for the Texan, who made no secret of the fact that cutting down to 147lbs was not a pleasant experience for him, and, in the opinion of some observers, could have hampered his performance at the T-Mobile Arena earlier this year.