Terence Crawford dominated and knocked out Errol Spence in round nine of their super-fight last month in Las Vegas. Crawford dropped Spence three times, once in round two and twice in round seven before the referee Harvey Dock decided he’d seen enough in the ninth.
WBO champion Crawford became the first male fighter to win undisputed titles in two weight classes by taking Spence’s three unified welterweight titles in front of 20,000 fans at the T-Mobile Arena.
The fight generated between 650 and 700k domestic PPV buys in addition to a $21m gate.
Spence-Crawford was boxing’s Super Bowl event, a match that fight fans had been waiting over five years to see and like Naoya Inoue-Stephen Fulton a few days prior, it was completely one-sided.
Crawford emerged as P4P the best fighter in the world and a massive star in the sport with many fans questioning why a fighter with such talent and personality, as we saw on the week, wasn’t a big star already.
Hearn On The Promotion Of Terence Crawford
“Terence Crawford is an unbelievable fighter”, Hearn told Seconds Out, “It actually pisses me off that Terence Crawford is not a superstar”
“I see him get up on that stage and rap to Mr. Carter and I thought ‘You’re a f***ing cool, cool son of a gun’.”
Hearn believes that Crawford hasn’t been promoted well until now and that it shouldn’t have taken an Errol Spence win for him to get the attention he deserves.
“I watched the documentary about how his mum used to give people $10 to fight him and try and beat him up. How am I only seeing this now? This guy is a 2x, 2-division undisputed Champion.”
“He could walk down the street in America, in NY, in LA and no one would have a clue who he is.”
“I’d love to sell the story, I’d f***ing promote the life out of him. He’d be a superstar if he were with me because I’d be telling that story to everybody.”