Trainer Malik Scott has spoken out about the possibility of a rematch between Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr, and says he is firmly against the idea.
In the post fight press conference, Spence stated his desire to activate the contractual rematch clause, though admitted he would prefer a second showdown happen at 154lbs.
However, Scott told Fight Hub TV that he found the pair’s undisputed welterweight world title clash last month “tough to watch” and he doesn’t want to see a similar beating inflicted upon Spence again.
“Once they got in the ring, it was a mismatch. A mismatch that I don’t want to see again and that I don’t think should take place again.
I’m not big on Crawford beating on Errol Spence like that again, or worse.
I don’t want to see that. Errol has a family, he has a good life and he’s made tonnes of history and tonnes of money. I just dont want to see him go through that again, that was tough to watch.
154 makes it worse to me, because he’s not just going to be coming in bigger and more hydrated, Crawford is as well, he had to make the weight too.
Crawford put in one of the greatest performances of this generation in Las Vegas, stopping Spence in round nine to be crowned the undisputed welterweight champion of the world.
How much public desire there is for Crawford vs Spence 2 at this stage is questionable, given how one sided their first meeting was.
If a rematch with Spence does not materialise, a fight between ‘Bud’ and undisputed 154lbs champion Jermell Charlo has been touted, however that all depends on whether Charlo wants to return to the weight class after his September 20th clash with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, which will take place up at super middleweight.