Despite criticism from Bob Arum, WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford (37-0, 28 KOs) is confident that his boss has done his best to make Badu the best fights.
Recall that the other day, the head of Top Rank unexpectedly dropped that he had lost a lot of money in the last three fights of Crawford, while noting that he needed to promote himself better so that his performances would attract a large audience.
“I have no right to vilify Bob Arum and Top Rank, I just can’t do that,” Crawford said. “They gave me the opportunity to achieve all of my career goals. Deep in my heart, I know that Bob is actually a good dude, and he really tried to do everything in his power to organize the fights I’m talking about. I don’t even know what made him say all these negative things about me.
Right now I have a swarm of thoughts in my head. I don’t even really want to talk about it, because I’m not one of those people who take their problems out. If I ever had a misunderstanding with Bob Arum and Top Rank, I always came to them.
Arum never promoted me the same way he did with others. None of the Top Rank fighters make the numbers that I do. None. None of your prima donnas you hang around with so much. These assholes don’t do anything compared to me.
I always felt cheated from the start because they didn’t pay me the money I deserved. He (Arum) reproaches me for money – yes, I used to agree to cut fees, because I didn’t care about money. I knew then in which direction I was moving. Well, now he has to pay me more every time I enter the ring because I deserve it.
Top Rank is the company I have a contract with now, but who knows what the future holds for me. Perhaps at the moment we have a disagreement, but we will definitely solve everything. “