Shawn Porter is rejecting $2 million to fight Terence Crawford as he feels it’s too low and “an insult” for him to be given that kind of money for a big fight.
Porter (31-3-1,17 KOs) isn’t saying how much he’s interested in getting to challenge Crawford (37-0, 28 KOs) for his WBO welterweight title, but it wouldn’t be a shock if he’s looking to get 3 to 5 million.
Unfortunately, Porter, 33, doesn’t have much to offer right now, as he doesn’t hold a world title, and he’s lost his biggest fights in his career to Errol Spence Jr., Keith Thurman, and Kell Brook.
Porter and Manny Pacquiao are the two guys that Top Rank is looking to match against Crawford in his next fight. However, Pacquiao has already asked for $40 million for the Crawford match, which is way too high.
Unless Pacquiao comes way down with his asking price, he’s not going to be able to get the fight against the Omaha, Nebraska native Terence.
Porter: $2 Million Is An Insult
“I understand the business of boxing at this point, and to even begin negotiations at $2 million is an insult, and everybody in the sport of boxing knows the welterweight division is the hottest division in boxing,” said Shawn Porter.