Esteemed trainer and analyst, Teddy Atlas, has weighed in with a prediction for a potential undisputed welterweight clash between Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford.
After years of failed negotiations, playing the blame game and causing boxing fans to pull their hair out, Spence and Crawford look set to finally settle their differences and, more importantly, establish who the best 147lber on the planet is.
Speaking on his podcast THE FIGHT, Atlas revealed he’s backing three weight world champion Crawford to come out on top – if the two pair do actually lock horns this summer.
“I think Crawford stops him late in the fight. I love Spence, don’t get me wrong. He’s the naturally bigger guy at welterweight, he’s a hell of a puncher and he’s got Olympic pedigree, so he know’s what he’s doing technically.”
“But at the end of the day, there’s one thing that Crawford has better than anybody. Instincts. You can’t coach instincts, you either got it or you don’t. And he’s got some of the greatest instincts I’ve ever seen in a fighter.”
Not to mention, he’s one of the best switch hitters I have ever seen. He can go from southpaw to orthodox without missing a beat.
With both Spence and Crawford having entered their mid thirties, fans across the world were losing hope that the undisputed fight would ever take place, especially given the promotional barriers that have always seemed to divide the two.
However, social media went into meltdown last month when reports emerged that a deal, that would see Spence and Crawford finally meet in Las Vegas, was close to being finalised.