Errol Spence Jr. vs. Terence Crawford Set For Undisputed Welterweight Title Fight On July 29

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Boxing fans have wanted to see welterweights Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford compete to see who is the better fighter. Both fighters have teased fighting each other but had difficulty getting a deal done. Today, both Spence Jr. and Crawford revealed on their social media accounts that the fight is set and will take place on July 29 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The matchup will unify the welterweights title, with the World Boxing Association, World Boxing Council, International Boxing Federation, and World Boxing Organization championships up for grabs.

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The fight was rumored to be taking place earlier this year. However, the negotiation seemed like it failed when ESPN’s Mike Coppinger reported on Jan. 10 that the Premier Boxing Champions were trying to have Spence Jr. take on Keith Thurman in April.
When the Spence Jr. fights with Thurman didn’t happen, it gave fans hope that the matchup with Crawford would occur. Boxing fans have also been craving the right boxing fights, which has been one of the most considerable criticisms of the sport for several years. However, boxing promoters have been doing an excellent job of getting super fights that fans have wanted. Last month, Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia had their long-awaited bout at catchweight. The pay-per-view did very well, with the Sports Business Journal reporting over 1.2 million buys and a live gate of $22.8 million.
It’s unclear if the Davis vs. Garcia fight has been influential for other big fights in boxing to be made. Regardless, fans will finally see Spence Jr. and Crawford settle their differences in the boxing ring and see who is the best on July 29.

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54K likes, 2,818 comments - Terence Bud Crawford (@tbudcrawford) on Instagram: "🔒’in. July 29 in Las Vegas. Let’s get it 💪🏾"

Kell Brook’s thoughts:

“Even though I’ve been beaten by [Crawford], I can’t sit here now and say he’d beat Spence, he’d beat [Shawn] Porter because styles make fights,” said Brook (39-3, 27 knockouts) in the post-fight interview. Brook did give Crawford credit for being the first fighter to stop him without an injury being a contributing factor, after suffering eye injuries in stoppage losses against Gennadiy Golovkin and Spence.

“But one thing [Crawford] has got, he’s got good distance, he’s got fast hands obviously and he’s got a good eye to land the shot. It’d be very interesting. Because never in my career nobody’s ever done that to me, in sparring or anything.”

Still, he declined to make a pick.

“I think that’s the fight to make. Even though he’s stopped me tonight, I can’t say he would do that to Spence or beat Spence. It’d be a fight that everyone needs to see,” said Brook.

FanDuel Sportsbook opened their ML market as a pick ‘em:

  • Terence Crawford ML: -112
  • Errol Spence Jr. ML: -112

Shane Mosley’s assessment:

“I"m leaning towards Terence more now [based on] activity,” Mosley told Fighthype.com. "But that doesn"t really mean anything, because Errol Spence could be in the gym sparring, training with the Charlo Brothers and everybody else and we don"t know nothing about it, but he could be getting ready right now…It"s a 50-50 fight, but it"s, like, we just want to see it already.

"It seems like if it was going to be a knockout, that it would lean more towards Terence Crawford…but I can see this fight probably going the distance because of the way they both fight…Errol is a really good boxer, he has a good chin. Terence is a good fighter, he can fight orthodox or southpaw. I can see this fight possibly going distance…There could be some good moments in the fight where maybe both of them hit the ground…but I see it going the distance.

Teddy Atlas:

“I think Crawford stops him late in the fight. I love Spence, don’t get me wrong. He’s the naturally bigger guy at welterweight, he’s a hell of a puncher and he’s got Olympic pedigree, so he know’s what he’s doing technically.”

“But at the end of the day, there’s one thing that Crawford has better than anybody. Instincts. You can’t coach instincts, you either got it or you don’t. And he’s got some of the greatest instincts I’ve ever seen in a fighter.”

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Shawn Porter didn’t make a prediction but said:

“Spence thumps harder than Crawford.”

Don’t be shocked if Crawford looks old, because they’ve waited until he’s old lol. That said, I Hope Crawford wins and I think he’s better, but he’s like 36 and that’s old for a small boxer.

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Crazy how Crawford is that old and hasn’t fought any big names. Waste of a career?

Who knows with boxing. Maybe guys wouldn’t fight him? I don’t know

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Brilliant of coaches

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Everyone talking about TC being old, Spence ain’t no spring chicken. He’s 33 years old himself. These boys might be some of the most inactive champs WW has seen with nothing close to the wear and tear of contenders past. I don’t think we’re losing anything by making this fight a little later than initially desired.

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This.

I don’t think Crawford has gotten the credit he deserves, but he’s arguably farther from his prime than Spence is.

I still pick Crawford

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Bud’s footwork is just so much better than Errol’s. Spence’s best work is on the inside and but to get there he has to deal with the best counters in the sport.

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This. Bud should have this, but agreed they waited so fucking long that 36 years is “old” for a boxer.

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I saw stories on yt of Timothy Bradley and Shakur Stevenson both saying Crawford gave them beatdowns in the gym.

Shame if he is so great he’s never fought big names in his career. I don’t think Shawn Porter is elite.

Is Spence the only name he’s ever had available to fight? That’s all I’ve ever heard him tied to.

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Total waste of a career and really hasn’t made much money. He’s clearly had terrible management.

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