Lennox Lewis and GeorgeForeman added their significant heavyweight crowd to boxing calls to do everything it can to make the next welterweight super-fight.
On the back of the very entertaining Terence Crawford vs. Shawn Porter showdown, the next man to be involved will be United star Errol Spence.
Crawford vs. Spence is a must for the sport to keep the momentum gained from the Porter match and Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder.
An upward Pay Per View curve is prominent as Gervonta Davis, Wilder, Crawford and Spence emerged as bonafide PPV stars from the United States.
The volume of purchases is nowhere near the days of Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. But the United States is creating again in that sense.
Lewis and Foreman want what we all want – to see Crawford mate with Spence in the first half of 2022.
Lewis said: “Congratulations to Terence Crawford on a fantastic win. To my brother Shawn Porter there is no reason to keep your head high except on a career like yours.
“Bless you both,” the former heavyweight champion added before hashtagging Crawford vs. Spence with a question mark.
Foreman, the oldest heavyweight ruler ever in history, stated: “Crawford / Spence The next big fight that can happen. Can’t wait!”
ERROL SPENCE vs. TERENCE CRAWFORD
The pressure is already on both sides to maintain dialogue and assure fans that this match is at the top of the wanted list until it is over.
Spence was cleared by the WBC and Crawford came out of Porter unscathed. Therefore, there is no reason not to stage a three-belt association next time.
Under the rules of sanction, an association overrides all mandatory obligations that should be imposed on both rightholders. Spence Vs. Crawford must happen.
If it does not, it could be another revolt in the same spirit as when Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua collapsed – potentially forever.
Phil Jay – Editor of World Boxing News since 2010 with over a billion views. Follow WBN on Twitter @WorldBoxingNews.