ESPN analyst Tim Bradley has provided a breakdown of the upcoming undisputed clash between Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford, and admitted he isn’t envisaging it to be the war that many are predicting.
Spence and Crawford will lock horns for all four major welterweight world titles at the T-Mobile Arena on July 29th, in what is by far and away the biggest fight of the year thus far.
In a recent interview with FightHype, former world champion Bradley explained why he was expecting the bout to be a “chess match” similar to the undisputed lightweight world title fight between Devin Haney and Vasiliy Lomachenko earlier this year.
“I don’t think this fight is going to be one of those fights where after we’re like, “Oh my god, this was epic.” I think it may heat up later in the fight, but I think it’s going to be like a high speed chess match in the beginning from both guys.
Respect from both guys and neither guy looking to make a mistake. I think you’re going to see sharpness from both fighters, almost like a Haney vs Lomachenko type fight, high speed chess where both guys are having their moments back and forth.”
Given the significance of the fight for both men, it would not be surprising if the cagey start mentioned by Bradley does indeed come to fruition in just over three weeks’ time.
The legacy defining unification is by far and away the biggest fight of either man’s career to date, with the winner having a strong claim to being pound for pound number one.