Former four weight world champion, Roy Jones Jr, has weighed in with a prediction for next month’s hotly anticipated undisputed welterweight title fight between Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford.
After years of failed negotiations, playing the blame game and causing mass frustration amongst boxing fans, Spence and Crawford will finally settle their differences and, more importantly, establish who the best 147lber on the planet is on July 29.
In a recent interview with Boxing News, Jones revealed he was just edging with Crawford to come out on top.
“It’s a very good fight. I always leaned more towards Bud because I saw more of Bud. And I know more about his skills and he can change, make changes on the fly like most great champions can do.”
“I haven’t seen Spence make those changes because I haven’t seen him in that situation yet. I’m not saying he can’t – I just haven’t seen him do it.”
“If he can make those changes, or if he can hurt Crawford early, then we’re in for one hell of a fight.”
“It’s a great fight, and I can’t wait to see it happen.”
With both Spence and Crawford having entered their mid thirties, fans across the world were losing hope that the undisputed fight would ever take place, especially given the promotional barriers that have always seemed to divide the two.
Both undefeated and with plenty of knockouts between them, boxing fans are in for a treat come fight night in Las Vegas, and Jones’ thoughts on the fight perhaps sum up well the general feeling ahead of time – many may be leaning one way, but there’s no doubt both men are in the fight.