Respected boxing analyst, Stephen A Smith has changed his mind over who he thinks will come out on top in the highly anticipated matchup between Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford.
Spence and Crawford will battle it for the undisputed welterweight championship, and, in many eyes, the pound-for-pound number one in boxing.
The fight has been on-again, off-again for years, and although some pundits feel the clash is happening too late, others argue that the two are still in their prime.
It has fans and pundits split down the middle, with most finding it hard to pick a winner.
In a recent interview, Smith revealed that before the ‘nasty car crash’ he had Spence getting his hand raised, but he’s now changed his pick and believes Crawford will get a decision victory.
“If this were before the nasty car accident that Errol Spence got into, I had Errol Spence beating him because Bud’s too small.
I don’t think that’s the case anymore. I think Bud Crawford has grown into his body, I actually think he’s the superior boxer. I think that Errol Spence is bigger and stronger but Bud can box, got a lot of heart, ain’t scared and can hurt you.
If I had to bet I would for Bud to win by decision, but either of them could take each other out.”
Spence and Crawford are still both undefeated in their careers and boast 52 knockouts between them.
Smith doesn’t have long to wait to see if his prediction comes true, with Spence and Crawford set to battle it out in Las Vegas on July 29 on Showtime pay-per-view in the US with international broadcasts yet to be determined.