Terence Crawford vs Errol Spence Jr welterweight championship fight set for July 29
It appears that we’ll finally get to see the biggest fight in boxing that could be made right now, as WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford (39-0) and WBC, WBA, & IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr (28-0) have come to a contractual agreement.
ESPN confirmed this booking earlier this week.
This is a massive fight that’s been over five years in the making, and it couldn’t be more exciting that it’s finally going to happen, especially considering both men are still atop their division.
This Terence Crawford vs Errol Spence Jr bout is to go down live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 29, 2023.
There is a bilateral rematch clause in the contract, which means that the loser of this encounter can activate a rematch clause within 30 days of the bout happening. The only catch, the rematch must take place before the end of 2023.
Three-division world champion Terence Crawford is the former WBO & Ring Magazine lightweight champion, WBO, WBC, WBA, IBF, & Ring Magazine light-welterweight champion, and now the WBO welterweight champion, a title he won back in 2018, and a title he’s defended six times since capturing it.
Then we have Errol Spence Jr, who claimed his first world championship in 2017, the IBF welterweight title. He defended that belt three times prior to also claiming the WBC welterweight title. Spence then defended both of those titles before winning the WBA welterweight championship in his most recent outing back in April of last year.
As amateurs, Crawford went 58-12, winning the National PAL Championships in 2006, Blue & Gold National Championship, also in 2006, and the US Pan-American Games Box-Offs in 2007. Crawford also won a silver medal when competing for the Golden Gloves award in 2006 and placed third at the US National Championships in 2007.
Spence on the other hand also lost 12 times as an amateur, though he’d achieve over twice as many wins, finishing his tenure off with a record of 135-12. Spence won the US National Championships three consecutive years in 2009, 2010, and 2011, he won the US National PAL Championships in 2010, and he also competed for the Golden Gloves twice himself, winning gold in 2009, and placing second in 2010.
Of Crawford’s 39 professional wins, 30 come via knockout including his last 10-straight, while of Spence’s 28 professional wins, 22 come via knockout including seven of his last 10.
Who do you see coming out on top in this epic welterweight championship bout going down on July 29?
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