Roy Jones Jr. has highlighted the long-awaited welterweight contest between unbeaten champions Terence Crawford (38-0) and Errol Spence Jr. (28-0) as “the fight that everybody wants to see”.
When asked for his opinion on the bout, the former four-division world champion told FightHype:
“It’s the fight everybody wants to see.
Because of what I’ve seen of him [Crawford] I believe he can adapt to anything.”
Jones believes Spence’s best chance will be late in the fight and claimed that ‘The Truth’ will not be able to outbox Crawford.
“Spence is more of a pressure fighter so if you put the two together in my opinion Crawford will be the better fighter early but Spence is going to be a good fighter late.
It all depends on how much damage Crawford can do early, if he can get Spence disoriented early then he’s going to win the fight easy, if he doesn’t Spence can make it very interesting because Spence in one helluva pressure fighter.
He’s [Spence] not going to outbox Terrence early, without question, late is his best chance because he’s a pressure fighter.”
This is the opposite to the opinions of many other boxing fans, who believe that Crawford will in-fact be the more likely to win as the fight goes on, with him being the smaller fighter.
Andre Ward even admitted that he “hasn’t even thought of the fight not going twelve [rounds]”. However, Spence has four knockouts in seven title fights and three of those knockouts came in the second-half of the fights, proving that he is a strong finisher.
All of the talk surrounding the potential clash suggest that the deal is close to completion and could take place this November in Las Vegas.