A deal looks set to be completed for Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford to fight for the undisputed welterweight championship.
ESPN’s Mike Coppinger reported the news earlier this evening and revealed that the fight could take place in October with Las Vegas the likely host.
For a long time, it looked as though the two American stars would never fight one another due to them having different promoters. But that all changed when Crawford became a free agent last November bringing an end to his relationship with Top Rank.
The WBO welterweight champion was a guest last month on former opponent Shawn Porter’s podcast The Porter Way and seemed confident the super-fight against Spence would take place.
“I’m 100% confident it happens this year. We coming to Vegas. Gotta have somewhere neutral,” said Crawford who had no interest fighting in Dallas, Spence’s backyard.
After beating Yordenis Ugas in April to add the WBA title to his collection Spence made it clear he wanted Crawford next.
“Everybody knows what I want. I want Terence Crawford next. That’s the fight I want. I’m coming for that mother fucking belt.”
Spence and Crawford have 66 fights between them, 51 wins inside the distance, no losses and have won nine world titles between them.