Former undisputed heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson, has joined a host of other high-profile names in the sport by giving his prediction ahead of this month’s blockbuster welterweight clash between Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford.
Along with Gervonta Davis vs Ryan Garcia earlier in the year, fans are hoping the long-awaited clash between two of the best in the business will be a catalyst for the biggest fights getting made.
In an interview with Fight Hype, Tyson commented on the match-up between the undefeated American duo and compared it to a ‘master against a mean motherf****r’.
“It’s a hell of a fight. Listen, you’ve got a master in there with a mean hell of a motherf***er, right, but the master is coming up in weight, he’s the small guy but he’s been successful with bigger guys.
I used to look at the fight that Terence had with [Shawn] Porter, and I look at the fight that he [Spence] had with Porter, [Crawford] handled Porter so easily. It was an up and down fight with Spence.
“Then again, styles make fights, that fight that Spence had with the Cuban [Yordenis Ugas], he got hurt, he got dropped, that guy is a hell of a fighter too, and he got up and killed him. You can’t stand still with Spence, you’ve got to move, he [Crawford] has to do a lot of movement because if you stand still, he will break you down.”
On his Hotboxin’ podcast, ‘Iron Mike’ clarified he’s picking Crawford to walk out with the belts.
“I like Crawford a lot [in that fight]. He beat Porter with relative ease. I like Crawford but it’s not going to be an easy fight.”
Spence and Crawford will finally meet in the ring on Saturday 29th, where their heated rivalry will be decided and a first ever four-belt undisputed welterweight champion will be crowned.