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Terrence Crawford thinks Errol Spence Jr fight won't impact his legacy

Terence Crawford believes he does not need to fight Errol Spence Jr. before the end of his career.

Crawford vs. Spence Jr. is a huge fight that many fans are excited to see. However, for a variety of reasons, it hasn't happened, and Crawford doesn't believe it will have a negative impact on his legacy if it never does.

“Well, I think it’s a great fight for both our legacies and for boxing as a whole,” Crawford said Max Kellerman on his Max on Boxing show. “But at the same time, you know, I think, you know, a lotta people is reaching when they say it’s gonna damage my legacy. You know, I’m a three-weight world champion, I’m a former undisputed world champion. You know, I have accomplished a lot in boxing. You know, so I really don’t think it’ll damage my legacy. You know, it’ll just go down as one of the biggest fights that never happened.”

Crawford believes this is due to the fact that Sugar Ray Leonard never fought. He added “When you look back at, you know, ‘Sugar’ Ray Leonard versus Aaron Pryor,” Crawford said, “they never fought each other and, you know, both of them is still considered two of the greatest fighters that ever fought.”

Although Terence Crawford claims that never fighting Errol Spence Jr. will have no effect on his legacy, he does hope it happens. 'Bud' still wants the fight and hopes it will take place in 2023.

“By no means am I not saying that it’s not important to get that fight,” Crawford said. “You know, like I been saying for years, that’s the fight that I want. That’s the fight that I been trying to secure. That’s the fight that fans wanna see. You know, but at some point, you know, all you could do is so much.

"I been doing all that I can to try to get that fight, and I’m still the one to be blamed for not making the fight happen. You know, so I’m gonna continue to try to, you know, get that fight done and, you know, sealed, so everybody can see who the best fighter in the world is. You know, that’s all I could do. That’s all I could do.”

Will we ever get to see the two best boxers in their division fight each other? Or will it be another Boxing's what if story?


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