“It bothered me a lot,” he admitted Crawford in statements to the program The AK and Barak Show. “I’m one of the most loyal, to the core, and him coming out and saying nonsense like that made me look at him in a totally different way.”
Crawford He also took the opportunity and clarified that at no time did he plan to leave Top Rank, so he does not know where the rumors that his next destination would be PBC (Premier Boxing Champions).
“Never answered Crawford The express question of whether he had considered leaving Top Rank.
Belt unification WITH from Manny Pacquiao, and that of the OMB in power of CrawfordIt was a duel that was about to take place. However, the pandemic of the COVID-19 and the fight did not materialize. Crawford does not think it is essential to continue with Top Rank to get that fight.
“Nah,” he replied Crawford. “I feel like I can get the fight from Pacquiao in another place too, since Pacquiao not with Top Rank at this time”.
Crawford feel that Top Rank he didn’t promote his fights all that well.
“I always accepted pay cuts,” he said. Crawford, who is guaranteed $ 3.5 million per fight in his contract with Top Rank, which he renewed in 2018. “I received pay cuts for the fight of Viktor Postol. They never really promoted that fight. “
He said that at the time, Top Rank argued that they were trying to “save budget.” And they also claimed that they did not believe that Crawford against Postol would be successful in sales.
Crawford also stated that Top Rank He had favoritism among his fighters, and gave an example of his duel against the English Amir Khan | Crawford he claims he never saw his bout promoted until a week before the fight. He argues that there were no promotional posters, ESPN he wasn’t doing his part of promotion either. He points out that he perceived the difference with the duel between Vasyl Lomachenko Y Teofimo Lopez, since the promotion of it was totally different and much more profuse.
In past days, Bob Arum declared to The Athletic what Terence Crawford he is a fighter who has no availability to promote himself, and he does not intend to go bankrupt promoting him. He added that with all the money he has lost promoting Crawford in his last three fights he could buy a house in Beverly Hills.
Crawford he says surprised by those statements he made Bob Arum.
“I don’t know what made him go out and say all the negative things he said about me,” he said. Crawford. “Maybe it’s because all these people were saying that I was going to leave Top Rank, and he wanted to make it sound like I was a bad guy. I don’t know, I haven’t talked to him about it. “
In the program Ak and Barak, they read him an excerpt of what Arum had said about how he had lost money in the fights of Crawford.
“That’s cool, that’s cool, if that’s what he said,” he turned. Crawford. “And Arum It feels like this so it can set me free now I am not an asset of your company, release me right now. You don’t have to wait after a fight Spence. Release me now If I’m a loss or a headache, shit. “
However, despite the tension that is evident between Crawford and his promoter, the fighter is grateful and confident that they will be able to resolve their differences.
“Top Rank It is the company I am with now, and who knows what the future holds, “he said. Crawford. “We may have had a disagreement, we are going through some trials and tribulations right now, but we are going to resolve it. But at the same time, I can’t speak ill of Bob Arum Y Top Rank, I can not do this. Because without them none of this would be possible, they gave me the opportunity to achieve everything that I achieved in my career. So I can’t just sit there and criticize Bob Arum Y Top Rank, when I know, deep in my heart, that he really is a good guy. And he really did what he could, in his intention, to get these fights that he was asking for. “