Top Rank head Bob Arum, talking about the prospects of his still ward Terence Crowfrd before the fight with Kell Brook, admitted that he was not going to bring his company to bankruptcy by increasing investments in Crawford.
“Terence has to do his promotion the way Lopez does, Shakur Stevenson does, Mayweather and Pacquiao once did. And if he doesn’t need it, then who the hell needs him then? He’s probably the best fighter in the world, but I’m not going to bankrupt because of him.
The question is, do we want to sign a contract extension with him? I could build myself a house in Beverly Hills with the money I lost in his last three fights. Luxurious home. No one doubts Crawford’s natural talent, he has excellent data. Confidently defeating Kell Brook, a man who is larger in structure, he asserts himself in a serious way.
The question is, will this fight pay off? You see, you can promote the best opera singer in the world, but if the public is not interested in him, then it can be considered a bad thing. “