WBA world super welterweight champion Terrance Crawford (36-0, 27 KO’s) and former world champion Keith Thurman (29-1, 22 KO’s) are at it, whether it be via social media or interviews. What a fight it would make and I have a feeling it will:
“You don’t know what you want to do,” Crawford said about Thurman. “Because if a contract was sent to Keith Thurman, he would find a way out. So, stop playing with my name.
“You’re a guy who just cries wolf.”
“Send the contract! Send the contract,” Thurman said to Brian Custer (last stand podcast). “Send the contract, let me post it on my Instagram and sign it live, baby! Sign it live! Let me get my first contract live, my first signing live baby! They don’t know me. Crawford called me out, saying that about me? They don’t know me, man. They don’t know what kind of contracts I’ve had in my face. I’ve never been presented with a contract for a real fight, man.
“That’s real petty at the end of the day and I’ll tell you why. We do this for a living. We do this to put food on the table. There’s people who fight in the streets for nothing, over stepping on some Jordans, homey. Over nothing! We fight for the world. We fight for our fans. We fight for our family. We fight for our pride. I love to fight and I’m gonna fight till the day I die. I’m the one who said I got an “0” and I’m not afraid to be beaten. Manny Pacquiao beat me. Can you beat me? Can you go toe-to-toe? I don’t know. Send the contract!”
“Right now, I want Crawford more now, man,” Thurman said. “He got under my skin. Errol? That’s a timeline issue. I know how the game works. We got the same manager. That’s a timeline issue. This Crawford dude? Send a contract, bro. Tell ESPN to send some zeroes my way. They know an appropriate number. I sign on the dotted line.
“Don’t act like I run from you. You never got respect in the game anyway at 147. You ain’t pushed the buttons at 147. You ain’t touched Shawn Porter. You ain’t touched Thurman. You ain’t touched Garcia. You ain’t touched Spence. I’m gonna run out of fingers! I can name all my opponents you ain’t touched. I’m gonna run out of fingers, boy! Stop it, just stop it!”
“Tell me when you want it,” slams Thurman. “You want it before Christmas? Merry Christmas. I’ll take the cheque. I’ll take the check, Merry Christmas!”