Almost doesn’t count, but it is a reason to be a bit excited. Mike Coppinger of ESPN has reported that welterweight champions Terrence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. are “on the verge” of agreeing to terms for a bout in October. Thus far, Las Vegas, Nevada has emerged as a clear favorite for the location, but it is unclear what venue the fight will be held. In addition, details regarding an exact date and who will broadcast the fight remain unclear. Still, fans appear to be excited about this recent update.
“Historic,” Luke Thomas of CBS Sports stated.
“Crawford-Spence has [a] Hagler-Hearns feel to it. [It has a] Leonard-Hearns feel to it. [It has a] Tito-De La Hoya feel. Both guys are undefeated, young, and hungry,” former junior middleweight champion Ishe Smith added.
Terrence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. each enter the potential bout with unblemished records. At 34 years old, Crawford has amassed a record of 38-0 with victories against Shawn Porter, Kell Brook and Amir Khan. In comparison, Spence Jr. has put together a record of 28-0 with wins against Shawn Porter, Danny Garcia and Mikey Garcia.
Both fighters were impressive in their most recent bouts. In November, Crawford became the first fighter to stop Shawn Porter inside of 12 rounds. Months later, Spence Jr. handed Yordenis Ugas his first loss inside of 12 rounds.