Tim Bradley has accused Errol Spence of not wanting to face Terence Crawford. For several years, Spence vs. Crawford has been the only fight to make at 147lbs, but the bout has never materialised largely due to promotional issues with both fighters representing rival companies.
With that obstruction seemingly lifted due to the expiry of Crawford’s deal with Top Rank, Spence appears to be heading in a different direction. A showdown with Yordenis Ugas appears likely for the undefeated Texan, and although Bradley, a former world champion, expects Spence to defeat the Cuban, he believes he has no interest in fighting Crawford at this point.
“Yeah, [Spence] is a next-level super-type of fighter. I believe that, but I still think he’s running from Terence Crawford, to be honest with you,” said Bradley when speaking with Boxing Scene. “How do I see [Spence vs. Ugas]? It’s a tough fight but an easier fight than Terence Crawford. Yordenis Ugas, he’s a waiter. He’s a counter puncher.
“We’ve seen Errol in the ring against counter punchers. Danny Garcia was a counter puncher, and Mikey Garcia was a counter puncher. We’ve seen what he can do against those types of guys. He can orchestrate his jab from the outside. He can dominate from the outside, and he can come around the guards of these guys. He can dictate the pace. That’s what he’s going to do against Ugas.”