Oscar De La Hoya has weighed in with a prediction and breakdown for this week’s monster undisputed welterweight world title fight between Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford.
After years of build up and debate over which of the pair is the best welterweight in the world, the boxing world will finally have an answer on Saturday July 29 at the T-Mobile Arena.
Speaking on The Breakfast Club, six weight world champion De La Hoya explained why he was backing bookmakers’ favourite Crawford to emerge with all four belts in Las Vegas.
“I’ve got Crawford. I think he’s a little more elusive. I mean Spence is amazing, I promoted him for most of his career, I thought he was going to be the next Sugar Ray Leonard.”
“But I’ve got Crawford. He’s elusive, he throws more combinations, he has better footwork. But who knows, you never know in boxing.”
“Spence is strong, he’s a big kid, but I think he’s too robotic. When he catches you, he’ll knock you out. I just think Crawford moves around a little more and can dodge the punches.”
The fighter turned promoter said he believed ‘Bud’ Crawford would win via decision.
The champions are both regarded as top ten pound for pound fighters as a minimum, and the victor this weekend will have as strong a claim as anyone for number one in the sport.
A two way contractual rematch clause is reportedly in place, meaning fans could be in store for a second showdown between the pair before the end of the year.
The legacy defining all American clash is available to UK punters on TNT Sports Pay Per View, whilst those in the States can watch on Showtime PPV.