Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford are finally set to go head-to-head, and a former opponent of ‘Bud’ is picking Spence to get a knockout victory.
After years of failed negotiations, Spence and Crawford will meet next month for the undisputed welterweight championship of the world in one of the most highly anticipated fights in the modern era.
One man with a better insight to the fight than most is Hank Lundy, who was stopped in the fifth round by Crawford back in 2016 when challenging for the WBO super-lightweight title.
In an interview with FightHype, Lundy predicts a knockout for Spence, saying Crawford’s major flaw is he can’t resist getting involved in a fire fight.
“I got Spence going to another dimension. I know where Crawford is lacking, he wants to fight too much. Instead of boxing, Crawford got that dog in him, he’s not going to go the whole 12 rounds and box, he’s going to want to fight and when he wants to fight that’s when a lot of trouble is going to happen for him – he has to stay true to his game.
Pressure bursts pipes, when you’ve got a guy like Spence putting pressure on you, what’s going to happen? I know Crawford, he’s going to want to fight.
I think Spence will end up getting the stoppage. I see Crawford getting wild and letting them hands go fighting when he’s not supposed to fight. I think Spence is going to be too much, he’s the bigger guy.”
Spence and Crawford are set to battle it out at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 29 on Showtime pay-per-view. US fans will have to pay $84.99 to watch live, with international broadcast rights yet to be announced.