Terence Crawford’s latest social media post could suggest that a contracted Errol Spence Jr rematch is now off the table.
The Omaha native beat longterm rival Spence in nine rounds back in July to become the undisputed welterweight champion, capping off a campaign in the division that saw victories over the likes of Jeff Horn, Amir Khan, Kell Brook and Shawn Porter.
His fight with Spence was long-awaited and, for many, the standout boxing event of 2023. Although billed as a 50/50 fight, Crawford won handily, dropping Spence on three occasions before forcing the stoppage.
Given the beating – one that Spence says earned Crawford the Fighter of the Year award – many fans and pundits felt that a rematch wasn’t necessary, but it had been written into the contract that the loser on the night had the right to enforce it.
Spence did just that months later, although there has yet to be a date or weight announced for the second showdown.
Following news that Spence has had surgery on his eye, fans already knew that they may be facing an even longer delay. Now, Crawford has posted on social media to say he’s ‘glad it’s over and done with.’
“I done heard it all now Errol Spence. It’s ok tho because all in all I’m glad it’s over and done with. I wish you well ma brotha.”
I done heard it all now @ErrolSpenceJr it’s ok tho because all in all I’m glad it’s over and done with. I wish you well ma brotha.
— Terence Crawford (@terencecrawford) January 12, 2024
Given Crawford had already previously responded to Spence’s surgery, his latest post suggests that more has happened behind the scenes.
If the rematch is indeed off, he will likely look to move up in weight rather than stick around at 147. The fight that seems to have interested him most in recent times is a three-weight jump to face undisputed super-middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.