Terence Crawford’s stunning ninth round stoppage of Errol Spence Jr on July 29 to claim the undisputed welterweight world title is arguably the best performance in a boxing ring this year.
However, for Crawford’s mastery, concerns have been raised for Spence, who was on the end of a hellacious beating at the T-Mobile Arena.
And in a recent interview with The Breakfast Club, Crawford admitted that he feels the Texan’s corner should have thrown in the towel a couple of rounds earlier.
“He [Spence] is very tough. He just kept getting up, he was like, “I’m not giving up, I don’t care what you do I’ll just keep fighting.” He did what he had to do to last the time that he lasted.”
“I think that his corner should have stepped in in the seventh round. I feel like they believed in Errol, but they should have saved him from himself. Us fighters, we’ll keep fighting until there’s no fight left. But at the point where they see that there’s no possible way to win and they’re banking on something lucky.”
“That can cause serious damage and people can get hurt in a way they can’t come back from.”
News broke earlier this week that Spence and Crawford are set to run it back, after the former decided to trigger a contractual rematch clause.
Fans will have to wait for news on the specifics around a second fight between the pair, though it is expected to take place at the light middleweight limit of 154lbs.