Spence: ‘It was always my objective to get this fight with Crawford done’

Last week, it was announced that unified(WBC/WBA/IBF) and undefeated 147-pound champion Errol Spence Jr.(28-0, 22 KOs) will battle undefeated WBO 147-pound champion Terence Crawford(39-0, 30 KOs) on July 29 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The winner will be the undisputed champion at 147 pounds and the pound-for-pound best in boxing.

The last time we saw Crawford, he stopped Davis Avanesyan last December in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, while Spence, who grew in Desoto, Texas, last fought in April 2022 when he stopped Yordenis Ugas in Dallas to capture the Ugas’ WBA 147-pound title.

Spence will be out of the ring over a year when he fights Crawford, which could be an advantage for the WBO 147-pound champion. However, Spence has never had problems with long layoffs in his career.

Spence-Crawford took a long time to make, but finally, we’re here, and according to Spence, it was always his objective to fight Crawford.

 “I told everyone that I was going to get the third belt from Ugas, then I was coming to take Terence’s belt,” Spence Jr. said in a press release announcing his signing with Adrian Clark’s Fighters First Management. “It was always my objective to get this fight with Crawford done.”

There have been a lot of anticipated showdowns in boxing, but Spence believes his fight with Crawford is the “most anticipated” fight in a long time.

“Our fight will be the most anticipated and action-packed fight that boxing has seen in the past 30-40 years,” he said. “This is definitely a legacy fight.” 

This has “Fight of the Year” written all over it, and at the end of the day, somebody’s 0 has to go, but no matter what happens, boxing fans win!