Terence Crawford responded to public criticism Tuesday night regarding his insistence on Al Haymon providing full transparency of financial details related to his paused pay-per-view showdown with Errol Spence Jr.

Crawford specifically fired back at those who’ve wondered why he didn’t push promoter Bob Arum to open up his books before and after Crawford’s fights with Arum’s Top Rank Inc. Arum’s company promoted Crawford from 2013 until last November, when their exclusive contract expired following Crawford’s 10th-round stoppage of Shawn Porter, another fighter affiliated with Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions.

Top Rank fully funded the Crawford-Porter pay-per-view event through its exclusive content partnership with ESPN.

“A lot of people say, ‘Well, did he ask to see Bob Arum’s books? Did he ask for transparency with Bob Arum?’ No, I didn’t,” Crawford stated during a 20-minute session streamed on Instagram Live. “You know why? A lot of y’all probably don’t even know why. But I was signed to Bob Arum. I wasn’t my own boss. I was getting a guarantee on every single fight that I fought for Bob Arum and Top Rank. That’s the difference. That’s the difference, you guys. So, if you guys can’t understand that, then I don’t know what to tell you. I don’t know what to tell you. You know?”

The unbeaten WBO welterweight champion reportedly was paid a $6 million guarantee to oppose Porter last November 20 at Mandalay Bay’s Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas. Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs) also confirmed on Instagram Live that he agreed to Haymon’s offer of $0 guaranteed for the Spence fight, presumably because his profit projections based on his proposed percentage of overall revenue from the event satisfied the three-division champion.

“I never heard of a fighter ever taking zero guarantee in a fight,” Crawford said. “I never heard of a fighter of a four-rounder taking zero percent of a guarantee. That is something that’s new to me, but that’s something that I was willing to do to make this fight happen. You know? A lotta people, you know, they say, ‘Oh well, Terence, you ducked.’ Or, ‘Terence, you did this and you didn’t wanna fight Spence.’ I’m the only one that was taking all the risks. You know? I told him, ‘All right, cool, I’ll take no guarantee. I’ll take, you know what I mean, the less end of the money. You know, whatever it is you want, I’ll take it because that’s how much confidence I got that I’m gonna beat that man. That’s how much confidence I got that I’m gonna beat that man.’

“So, you know, even though I knew I was getting f----- in the long run, I just, you know, wanted a little transparency. I said, ‘OK, if I’m gonna bet on myself, and I’m gonna go against all the odds, then I want a, you know what I mean, a little transparency.’ You know, I wanna be able to write off on, you know, things that’s gonna affect my check. Of course, I wanna see if the numbers add up to what they tellin’ me.”

Most of Crawford’s fights under Top Rank’s promotional umbrella were broadcast by HBO and ESPN. His three pay-per-view fights – victories over Viktor Postol, Amir Khan and Porter – didn’t produce substantial buy rates, but Crawford pointed out Tuesday night that the pay-per-view model doesn’t work for fighters financially in an age when poorly policed piracy could cost them millions of dollars.

That’s among the reasons Crawford demanded complete transparency during negotiations for the Spence bout before he instead accepted BLK Prime’s reported eight-figure offer to fight Russia’s David Avanesyan (29-3-1, 17 KOs) on December 10 at CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska, Crawford’s hometown.

“It’s just simple to me,” Crawford said, “to think that a person would go in a business with a person, 50-50, and this person would tell them, ‘Well, you gotta give me 50 percent down and I give you 50 percent,’ and then you say, ‘Oh, well, I’m not gonna tell you how much we really made, but I’m gonna just give you this. You just gotta trust me.’ Come on, now. It don’t make no sense. I never was offered a guarantee, not once.

“I never, you know what I mean, was given anything but, ‘Here, you want this fight? We gonna f---- you, and then you know what I mean, you got what you want.’ But, you know, that’s how much confidence and faith I have in myself. You know, I took it all. I took it all. I took the risks. You know? Big risks, big reward. That’s how I look at it. And I believe in my abilities and I believe in myself. So, I’m like it’s whatever. You know? Errol Spence, he can’t say the same. He can’t say the same.”

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.