According to the New York Post, WBO welterweight champion Terence "Bud" Crawford has sured his former promoter Bob Arum (pictured) and his company, Top Rank, for breach of a promotional contract. The complaint, filed in Nevada state court, also contans allegations of racial disrimination. The contract between Top Rank and Crawford expired after Crawford's recent win over Shawn Porter and Crawford is now a free agent. His lawsuit reportedly seeks $10 million in damages. Crawford accuses Arum and his company, Top Rank, as follows: “it is painfully clear that Top Rank, and especially Arum, judges people based on their race. Arum’s sordid history with athletes of color, especially Black fighters, and his bias favoring white and Latino fighters is well-documented and known throughout the boxing world.”
Top Rank executive Bruce Trampler was quick to come to hi employer's defense, tweeting back at a Crawford fan, "the so-called Top Rank 'slave ship' paid Bud tens of millions of dollars for his fights but you’re a critic because Spence didn’t want to fight Crawford. Bud is a multi-millionaire 'slave.' You should be so fortunate.