ESPN’s Mike Coppinger has reported that, per his sources, the super fight to crown an undisputed welterweight champion is almost made.
Terence Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs) and Errol Spence Jr (28-0, 22 KOs) have been on a collision course. The two fighters rank highly on most pound-for-pound lists, and a fight between them would see one undefeated record ruptured.
Crawford, who holds the WBO title, is coming off a tenth round knockout of Shawn Porter. He recently left Bob Arum and Top Rank, which is surely a key component in the fight with PBC’s Spence being close.
In the other corner, Spence is the proud owner of the WBC, WBA and IBF belts. His last outing has an eerily similar result – he disposed of Yordenis Ugás in the round 10, too. Prior to that, his career was on pause for a period following a serious car crash in 2019.
Despite both fighters calling for the scrap, negotiations have always seemed to falter in the past. As Coppinger reports, progress has finally been made. He says the pair “have agreed to all material terms.” Within the story, he highlights a potential date of November 19 with Las Vegas the location. As assumed, the fight should be available via PBC Pay Per View. A rematch clause for both fighters is also mentioned.
Though an official announcement is yet to come, this is the most positive and concrete news surrounding a fight that may just go down in history. More to follow.