Terence Crawford is back in training for a contractual rematch with Errol Spence Jr.
The Omaha native catapulted himself to the top of pound-for-pound lists worldwide with a dominating performance, dropping Spence early and finishing him in the ninth round.
It was well known that there was the option for a second fight for the loser, and it was confirmed recently that Spence had activated his right to it.
Speaking to Travis Hartman, ‘Bud’ Crawford said that he was aiming for a December fight to end this particular chapter of his career.
“He exercised his rematch [clause] and that’s the fight that’s supposed to happen next. We shall see how negotiations go. We supposed to fight in December, and yeah, I’m back in training.”
The big question on fight two was the weight class. Spence said post-fight that he would like to see it one division up at 154lbs.
Crawford – now undisputed 147 champion – said that this wasn’t put in writing, and that the rematch would therefore remain at welterweight.
“Well the contract states that either one or the other gotta notify in writing that he can no longer make the weight. If not, then the fight will be at 147. The contract states that it has to go at 47 since neither I or Errol notified each other stating that we can’t make the weight.”
Spence will step through the ropes a big underdog, such was the nature of the beating dished out by Crawford.
Should the result be a repeat of the first fight, the champion has expressed a desire to move up in weight – perhaps straight up to super middle – to add more belts to an already three-division championship career.