The upcoming undisputed welterweight clash between Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr has seemingly split fans, the media and fighters right down the middle with regards to who is going to emerge with all four of the major world titles.
The pair will lock horns at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 29th when years of anticipation and debate will finally come to a conclusion.
On a recent podcast appearance, Crawford revealed he had partaken in a respectful exchange with four-weight world champion, Adrien Broner, who told him to his face he believes he will be defeated by Spence next month.
“Broner, he kept it G, I’ve got to respect him. He said ‘I’m cool with you, but I’m cooler with Spence, and I think he’s going to beat you.’ He told me that to my face.
But he didn’t go on social media, doing all the extra stuff.”
The bookmakers have also struggled to separate the two Americans, with Crawford the slightest of favourites at the time of writing.
After years of failed negotiations, playing the blame game and causing the boxing public to pull their hair out, Spence and Crawford finally agreed a deal to settle their differences in the ring and, more importantly, establish who the best 147lber on the planet it is.
With both men now in their mid thirties, boxing fans were starting to lose hope that the historic undisputed fight would ever take place, especially given the promotional and broadcaster barriers that have always seemed to stand between the pair.
However, social media went into overdrive last month when the legacy defining clash was officially announced, leaving fans counting down the days.