The Undisputed Welterweight title fight between Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford looks like becoming a reality.
Speculation on the fight has been weekly as two of the sport’s finest operators look to lock in a date and venue for one of boxing’s biggest showdowns.
ESPN’s Mike Coppinger was a recent guest on Max Kellerman’s show Max on Boxing and gave an exciting update.
“No real obstacle I’m told. It’s looking like November in Las Vegas. These guys are on the two-yard line.”
“I don’t see any way this fight doesn’t happen. Of course, this is boxing so you never do know but I would fully expect Crawford versus Spence November in Las Vegas.”
— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) July 15, 2022
Following his win against Yordenis Ugas in April to become a three-belt champion of the Welterweight division Spence made it crystal clear who he wanted next.
“I want Terence Crawford next. That’s the fight I want. I’m coming for that mother fucking belt!”
The belt in question is the WBO title held by ‘Bud’ Crawford. The Nebraskan has been champion since 2018 when he defeated Jeff Horn to become a three-weight world champion.
Five successful defence have followed including his most recent against ‘Showtime’ Shawn Porter last November. Crawford stopped his challenger in ten rounds which led to Porter announcing his retirement to the media in the post-fight press conference.
Should Spence-Crawford be made official then it would be expected to land on Showtime in America. The network’s Sports President Stephen Espinoza also made positive noises about the fight last week in an interview with FightHype.