Former undisputed lightweight champion, George Kambosos Jr, has looked ahead to this month’s mammoth welterweight clash between Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford, where all four of the 147lbs titles will be on the line.
Spence and Crawford have been in negotiations for a number of years, but the American duo finally signed on the dotted line to continue a trend of high-profile contests taking place in the United States this year.
As the clock to judgement day ticks down, Kambosos admitted that he can’t predict a winner in an interview with Fight Hub TV – but did give a detailed breakdown on what each man will bring to the ring.
“This is a 50/50 fight, I’m always continuously going back and forth with myself thinking Spence does that well, he can get the edge on Crawford, then Crawford does that well, he can get the edge on Spence.
Both guys are tremendous fighters and that’s why it’s such an intriguing fight, I really can’t pick one, I really can’t pick who is going to win this fight and that is what is going to drive the fans towards this kind of fight.”
“Spence is such a good body puncher, he’s big, he’s strong, he holds that defence nice and tight, but he did get caught by [Yordenis] Ugas in his last fight, it looked like he got hurt.
Crawford is such a good switch-hitter, he can hurt you from any position, but again you have seen during his career as well, he has been hurt and he got dropped by [Egidijus] Kavaliauskas.”
“I really can’t give a prediction, I think it’s going to be a great battle, it’s going to go down to the wire. I don’t think anyone is going to get knocked out, I think it’s going to be a real tit-for-tat kind of fight.”
Kambosos fights Maxi Hughes this weekend for the IBO lightweight strap, exactly one week before the long-awaited Spence-Crawford clash on July 29.