Interesting insider information from the Top Rank camp.
According to The Athletic journalist Mike Coppinger, WBO welterweight champion (up to 66.7 kg), American Terence Crawford (37-0-0, 28 KO) twice received compensation for the breakdown of the organization of the unification match with the owner of WBC / IBF titles, compatriot Errol Spence junior (26-0-0, 21 KO).
This first happened before Crawford’s fight with Lithuanian challenger Egis Kavaliauskas (22-1-1, 18 KO) last December, when the fighter demanded an additional million for a mediocre opponent. The situation repeated itself with today’s meeting against the Briton Kell Brook (39-3-0, 27 KO).
“Bob Arum agreed to pay Terence Crawford $ 1 million in case he doesn’t fight Errol Spence in 2020. The same bonus was included in the contract for the fight with Kavaliauskas, “Coppinger wrote on his Twitter.