Terence Crawford has been rightly been bombarded with adulation following his mesmerising performance against Errol Spence Jr – however he has already shifted his focus towards a potential rematch.
A contractual rematch clause is in place for Spence, should he wish to have another crack at the newly crowned undisputed welterweight world champion.
And in a recent interview with HOT 97, Crawford admitted he expects the “strong minded” Spence to trigger the clause, and that a second showdown between the pair is likely to take place towards the back end of 2023.
“I think Errol is a strong minded and strong willed individual. I feel as if he will go back to the drawing board and come back stronger and hungrier, and try to fix the things he needs to fix to make the fight look different second time around.”
“That’s the only thing I can actually sense. He gave me the opportunity, so it’s only right that I give him the credit.”
“If it happens, it’ll probably be at the end of this year.”
It remains unclear what weight class a potential rematch could take place at, with Spence stating he would prefer he and Crawford run it back up at light middleweight.
However, how much public appetite there is for Crawford vs Spence 2 at this stage is up in the air, given how one sided their first meeting was.
If a rematch with Spence does not materialise, a fight between ‘Bud’ and undisputed 154lbs king Jermell Charlo has been touted, however that all hangs on what Charlo decides to do after his September 20th clash with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.