Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford have reportedly come to “material terms” for an undisputed welterweight title fight on November 19, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Per ESPN’s Mike Coppinger, the deal still remains unsigned as legal representatives for both fighters work to “clean up legal language” for the final deal.
Both Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. enter the bout with a piece of the welterweight title. Spence Jr. picked up the IBF Welterweight Championship in 2017 by defeating Kell Brook and earned the WBC Welterweight Champion by edging out Shawn Porter in a close decision victory in 2019. Most recently, the Texas native stopped Yordenis Ugas in the 10th round to capture the WBA Championship. After the fight concluded, he called out Crawford.
“I want Terence Crawford; that’s the fight that I want,” he said.
That’s the fight everybody else wants. Terence, I’m coming for that belt!”
Meanwhile, Crawford is seeking to become the first man in boxing to capture undisputed titles in two weight classes during the four-belt era. While Spence Jr. was fighting Brook for his first welterweight title, Crawford was defeating Julius Indongo and winning the undisputed junior welterweight title. From there, he moved up to welterweight, stopped Jeff Horn in the 9th round and won the WBO Welterweight Championship. He has followed up his win against Horn by stopping five consecutive opponents.
After his most recent title defense against Shawn Porter, Terence Crawford cut ties with Top Rank and called out Spence Jr.
“I’m free to do whatever I want,” he said.
“There’s nothing standing in the way from us fighting. There’s no promotion company that’s blocking it.”