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How Terence Crawford vs. Errol Spence Jr. could finally be made a reality

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One fight which boxing fans crave is the welterweight showdown between Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr, however, boxing politics has stopped this clash between two of the world's best pound-for-pound fighters from happening.

WBO welterweight champion Crawford has seemed to have taken matters into his own hands by becoming a free agent in an attempt to force a fight with the IBF and WBC title holder.

However, in the eyes of Spence's promoters, PBC, Crawford is not a big enough draw for the 'big' fights.

DAZN Boxing analyst Tony Bellew disagrees. The former WBC cruiserweight champion believes Crawford is a big draw and doubts Spence's status as a PPV star.

"Terence Crawford is a draw. Do you know why he’s a draw because he beats everybody, and he beats them well," Bellew said on The DAZN Boxing Show

"Now Errol Spence is also a draw make no mistake about it. If Errol Spence is this big box office draw, why did he have to get on a plane to come to Sheffield to challenge Kell Brook.

"Huge stars don’t go abroad to fight someone of their own choice.

"Do you see Canelo travel? We don’t see huge mega PPV stars travel."

The 39-year-old also had an idea as to how boxing's various authorities could get Crawford and Spence finally in a ring together.

"No one wants to face either of them, no one can beat either of them, they are at a point now in their careers where they need each other," Bellew explained.

"Tim Smith needs a reality check.

"Errol Spence has nowhere to go, Terence Crawford has nowhere to go.

"All the sanctioning bodies need to call Terence Crawford as Errol Spence’s mandatory and we’re going to purse bids.

"When we go to purse bids, believe you and me, you’ll see how big that fight is because that’s a $50/$60m fight. No questions asked."

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