Top Rank head of promoter Bob Arum made it clear that he was not interested in the fight between WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford and WBA belt holder Yordenis Ugas, since the Cuban is not a big star.
“Let’s be frank. Sean Porter has a name and so on. Ugas came to The Bubble last night and nobody knew who he was. Titles mean nothing, this business is built on the economy. When we talk about unifications, maybe fans take this positively: “Hey, he’s going to take another belt.” But that also brings an additional burden on the fighters as the sanction fees increase for them. I’m talking about the unified champion must pay four sanction fees. Owning four belts is enough. expensive.
For example, yesterday Miguel Berchelt and Oscar Valdez fought for the green belt. If it was a unification fight, and they fought for two or three more titles, it would cost them money, “said Bob Arum.
We will remind, Arum also said that Crawford could fight with Manny Pacquiao.