Errol Spence vs Terence Crawford The Biggest Fight of the Century
Official! Errol Spence vs Terence Crawford the undefeated welterweight king duel was held on July 29 at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States. Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. finally officially announced the fight for the world welterweight title that fans have been waiting for a long time.
Crawford and Spence have jointly announced via their social media platforms that they will be fighting on July 29 at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas. The long-awaited 12 round 66.6 Kg battle will be the main event in the Pay-Per-View event on Showtime.
If it doesn’t end in a draw or no fight, it will crown the first unified world welterweight boxing champion in the four-belt era. “The wait is over,” Crawford said in a video released via his Instagram account. “Time to fight. Errol Spence-Terence Crawford, July 29, Las Vegas, Nevada. Everyone come out, show support and watch me fry this fish.”
Crawford referred to Spence referring to himself as the division’s “big fish” as part of his announcement. Spence also made his own predictions via his Instagram account. “Finally giving the fans what they want!” Spence wrote. “This fight on paper looks like a throwback, but it could be a landslide victory. (One of) the biggest fights of the century!”
The acknowledgment from the two undefeated welterweight champions that they had reached an agreement for the boxing world’s most eagerly awaited fight ended more than a year of negotiations that left frustrated fans feeling they would never truly fight at the top. ring.
Crawford, 35, and Spence, 33, looked more determined than ever to make their fight happen in recent months, when they started talking directly to each other to reach an agreement. Their deal – which was negotiated by Al Haymon of Premier Boxing Champions (Spence) and Ish Hinson of Creative Artist Agency (Crawford) – has been finalized in recent days.
Their contract includes a rematch clause which the losing side must activate within 30 days after July 29. According to the language in their agreement, their second bout must take place before the end of 2023.
Crawford and Spence initially negotiated to fight back in November. Their famous fight fell apart in October after months of discussions between their representatives. A frustrated Crawford argued that it was taking too long to complete the deal and that Spence didn’t really want to fight him.
The three-division champion instead decided to defend his WBO 66.6 kg title against David Avanesyan. Crawford (39-0, 30 KOs) knocked out Russian Avanesyan (29-4-1, 17 KOs) in the sixth round of their bout last December 10 at the CHI Health Center in Crawford’s hometown, Omaha, Nebraska.
Spence, who has a 28-0, 22 KO record from DeSoto, Texas, will end his much longer break from Crawford as they battle out for nine more weeks on Saturday night. The IBF/WBA/WBC champion stopped former WBA champion Yordenis Ugas (27-5, 12 KOs) in the 10th round in his last fight, which took place in April 2022 at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas.
After Crawford finished his fight against Avanesyan, Spence decided to move on to a fight with Keith Thurman (30-1, 22 KOs, 1 NC). Spence and Thurman, the former WBA and WBC welterweight champion from Clearwater, Florida, had agreed to move up to the 69.8 kg division for a non-title fight, but was never scheduled.