It’s official. Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr against Terence “Bud” Crawford.
The two undefeated welterweight superstars will finally clash on July 29 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Spence 28-0 (22) and Crawford 39-0 (30) used social media to announce the Premier Boxing Champions summer showdown.
“Finally giving fans what they want! This fight is a throwback on paper, but it could be a one-sided scream, one of the greatest fights of the century,” said Spence.
Meanwhile, Crawford posted a video saying: “The wait is over. Game time. Errol Spence-Terence Crawford, July 29, Las Vegas, Nevada. Everybody come out, show your support and watch me fry this fish.”
The seafood reference, for those who don’t know, is directed at Spence, who recently posted an Instagram photo titled “Season for Stripes.” The photo was of half shark, half cartoon man wearing Spence’s shorts, holding a scythe in one hand and knocking on Crawford’s door with the other.
Aside from the animation, Spence v Crawford will cap off a spectacular week for the sport. Four days earlier, Stephen Fulton will travel to Japan to defeat “Monster” Naoya Inoue in their spectacular super bantamweight matchup. These two fights are the culmination of what has been a great year for in-ring boxing so far.
No other details have been revealed though ESPN reported yesterday that there will be a rematch clause for anyone who loses on July 29. From then on, they will have 30 days to confirm. The second fight would then take place by the end of 2023.