Via Chris Williams: Unbeatable welterweight champions Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford are “almost done“For the undisputed championship in November in Las Vegas, according to ESPN.
ESPN’s Mike Coppinger is reporting that there are “no real obstacles“Hitting the long-awaited match between IBF/WBA/WBC champion 147-lb Spence (28-0.22 KOs) and WBO champion Crawford (38-0.29 KOs) will take place in September. 11.
Spence and Crawford must make this matchup this year as they both have mandatory defenses they will need to take care of in 2023 involving talented candidates who can beat one of the keepers. this belt.
Many boxing fans believe that Crawford is the #1 boxer in the 147-lb category, turning 35 in September, and has only fought once a year against a level opponent for the past two years.
The combination of age, inactivity and marginalization could prove to be undoing for Crawford when he gets there with Spence. It would be a huge step forward for his hometown of Nebraska Crawford when he is already in his 30s.
Max Kellerman: “Crawford and Errol Spence, where does that fight stand now?”
Mike Coppinger: “I agree that it’s one of the best fights you can do. Its [Spence – Crawford] probably the best fight and still really close to being done. No real obstacles. I say it looks like November in Las Vegas.
“These guys are at the two-meter mark. I don’t see any way this war wouldn’t happen. Of course, this is boxing, and you never know, but I’m totally looking forward to the Crawford vs. Spence in November in Las Vegas. “
– ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) July 15, 2022
You could argue that Spence vs. Crawford has a lot of the light it used to have due to the age of both of them. The fight being fought right now in the 147 lb detachment is between Spence and Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennisbecause that guy is a notch taller than Crawford.
Boots Ennis (29-0.27 KOs) is like a bigger, stronger, and younger version of Crawford, but without the knockdown power in either hand.
If Spence or Crawford is still at 147 after this year, they will lose the title to Boots because he is the next level fighter type that can do everything these guys can do but is much better and strong. than.
Boots Ennis is like a giant asteroid towards Spence & Crawford, and they’ll need to stop it by moving to 154, or else they’ll be wiped out.
It’s good that Spence-Crawford is coming to a close at the end, as it would be a shame if that doesn’t happen or if he is dragged out until one of the two is past the best of ages, as we saw with Floyd Mayweather Jr Duel with Manny Pacquiao.
Those men were both great at their primes, but by the time they finally fought, they were both aging veterans, and their fight was as enjoyable as watching the paint dry on a fence in the sunlight. sunny afternoon.