“Ain’t Sh*t Goin To Be Funny For U When That Bell Ring” | Errol Spence and Terence Crawford Bust Twitter Shots

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - APRIL 15: Errol Spence Jr. addresses the crowd after arriving on stage during the official weigh-in at Texas Live! on April 15, 2022 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. and Terence “Bud” Crawford are inching closer and closer to professional fisticuffs, if their Twitter interactions are any indication.

The two have been going back and forth over the last few days setting Twitter on fire with jokes, side jabs, and much more en route to making a deal to fight to become the first-ever undisputed champion of the four-belt era in the welterweight division.

The world asked for it, and boxing fans felt it would be impossible to make, but in the digital streets, WBC, IBF, and WBA welterweight champion Spence has already thrown the first shot at WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford.

Shots Fired

Spence set May off with a shot fired at Crawford head coach Brian “Bo Mac” McIntyre. Spence pointed out Bo Mac’s professional boxing record of 7-14 with two KOs delivered and nine KOs received.

“This bum ass ni**a,” Spence tweeted with a screenshot of Bo Mac’s boxing record. His last fight was in 2007, and he finished his career with five TKO or KO losses.

Ouch. However, Crawford was here for all the messiness.

Shots Returned

“@ErrolSpenceJr look at that guy record tho. That’s the guy who gone beat yo ass in real life, not the guy you posted for likes,” Crawford responded on Twitter with a screenshot of his clean 38-0 record.

In August 2017, Crawford had a reign, although short, as the undisputed light-welterweight champion, under the tutelage of Bo Mac; this was before moving up to welterweight to chase down Errol Spence.

Crawford is the first undisputed champion at light-welterweight since Kostya Tszyu in 2004, and Crawford is now attempting to do it twice if he can get past Errol Spence.

More Life

But the two didn’t stop there.

“Not gone lie 38-1 still a great record,” Spence replied to Crawford, giving him a glimpse into what Spence feels is an inevitable win over “Bud.”

However, they still weren’t done kicking off the start of May.

“You a comedian now,” Crawford tweeted to Spence, “I see you must be on that yack,” meaning Spence must be drinking cognac to create these online jabs.

“Lol nah we saving it for after I beat yo a**..but u kno ain’t sh*t goin to be funny for u when that bell ring,” Spence retorted, and it only made Crawford feel even more emboldened.

Patiently Waiting For Undisputed

“Not at all you right, because ima be to busy whooping yo a**. Then ima laugh when I see yo facial expression when you know you getting yo ass whooped and there’s nothing you or anybody can do to help you,” Crawford responded.

“You got it I’m not typing nothing else until its a go,” Spence said before bowing out of a conversation that clearly got a rise out of Crawford.

Ever since Spence dismantled Yordenis Ugas on April 16th with a tenth-round TKO due to a swollen right eye, he has not taken his foot off the gas. What seemed like a lukewarm intention to fight Crawford now looks like a full-blown blitzkrieg with both fighters ready for any online barbs that will spark more interest from the fans.

Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. The New York City native honed his skills at various news outlets including but not limited to: TIME Magazine, Money Magazine, CNN's Wolf Blitzer Reports, and more. Rhett hosts the PRITTY Left Hook podcast, a polarizing combat sports insider's take featuring the world's biggest names.