Boxing fans have wanted to see welterweights Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford compete to see who is the better fighter. Both fighters have teased fighting each other but had difficulty getting a deal done. Today, both Spence Jr. and Crawford revealed on their social media accounts that the fight is set and will take place on July 29 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The matchup will unify the welterweights title, with the World Boxing Association, World Boxing Council, International Boxing Federation, and World Boxing Organization championships up for grabs.
Crawford posted a video on Instagram to share the announcement.
Spence Jr. Has also promoted on Instagram for the upcoming fight and posted a Photoshop image of him knocking down Crawford.
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The fight was rumored to be taking place earlier this year. However, the negotiation seemed like it failed when ESPN’s Mike Coppinger reported on Jan. 10 that the Premier Boxing Champions were trying to have Spence Jr. take on Keith Thurman in April.
When the Spence Jr. fights with Thurman didn’t happen, it gave fans hope that the matchup with Crawford would occur. Boxing fans have also been craving the right boxing fights, which has been one of the most considerable criticisms of the sport for several years. However, boxing promoters have been doing an excellent job of getting super fights that fans have wanted. Last month, Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia had their long-awaited bout at catchweight. The pay-per-view did very well, with the Sports Business Journal reporting over 1.2 million buys and a live gate of $22.8 million.
It’s unclear if the Davis vs. Garcia fight has been influential for other big fights in boxing to be made. Regardless, fans will finally see Spence Jr. and Crawford settle their differences in the boxing ring and see who is the best on July 29.