An historic four belt unification between welterweight champions Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford looks set to take place on June 17th in Las Vegas.
Many in the sport feared the mouthwatering fight could be dead for good, after months of negotiations collapsed towards the tail end of last year.
However, The Ring Magazine today revealed that sources close to the fight indicated a deal had been struck, and an official announcement could be made on the Gervonta Davis vs Ryan Garcia card on April 22nd.
WBA, WBC and IBF champion Spence had been scheduled to face former world champion Keith Thurman at the start of this year, however a car accident saw these plans curtailed and seemingly never revisited.
WBO belt holder Crawford, who recently became a promotional free agent, had been tipped to fight mandatory challenger Alexis Rocha, though it seems an allowance has been made for an undisputed clash with long time rival Spence.
A fight between the two American’s has long been regarded as one of the best to be made in the entire sport, with both nailed on as top ten pound for pound fighters.
With Spence and Crawford now in their mid thirties, there were growing concerns that fans would never see the pair lock horns, at least not in their respective primes.
And though boxing fans are well aware they should not count their chickens before they’ve hatched, today’s news is cause for at least cautious optimism that the fight of this generation may finally take place.