Errol Spence preparing for life at 154lbs if Terence Crawford fight can't be made

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Errol Spence is running out of patience in his pursuit of Terence Crawford. The undefeated Texan, who faces Manny Pacquiao on August 21st, has long been linked to a fight with the Nebraskan but boxing politics has prevented the pair from ever getting past the negotiation table. 

If Spence is victorious against Pacquaio then the only fighter left for him to defeat at welterweight is Crawford and if that fight can’t be made then the 2012 Olympian has made it clear to his promotional team that he is heading to 154lbs. 

“I told [PBC head] Al [Haymon], I want that fight with Crawford but if it doesn't happen then I’ll probably just move up [to 154 pounds] or something, said Spence to Barbershop Conversations. “I’m not going to waste my time trying to fight somebody who says they don't have any interest in me anymore. He doesn't want to fight me anymore. 

“I most likely have two more fights at 147. I’m going to go across the street to [talk to Top Rank and] see what they're talking about. If they are not talking about nothing, I'm moving up to 154. After the Pacman fight hopefully we can make something happen [with Crawford].” 

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