Super welterweight contender Tim Tszyu has weighed in with a prediction for the legacy defining welterweight clash between Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford on July 29th.
The two pound for pound stars will lock horns for undisputed status at 147lbs at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, with all four major world titles up for grabs.
Speaking to FightHype, Tszyu revealed he was picking Crawford to come out on top, due to his “IQ” being clear of Spence’s.
“I think Crawford wins. I think his IQ is three levels above Spence’s.
It’s an interesting matchup as Spence will put on the pressure and we’ll see how Crawford will adapt boxing backwards.”
With both Spence and Crawford having entered their mid thirties, fears were festering amongst the boxing public that the legacy defining contest would never occur, especially given the external barriers that have always seemed to come between the two elite Americans.
However, after years of fruitless negotiations and social media trash talking, terms were finally settled for the two pound for pound stars to compete for all the marbles at welterweight.
Both Spence and Crawford have never tasted defeat as professionals and have a knack for finishing fights early, so fans are surely are in for a night to remember in Sin City.
Bookmakers have Crawford a slight favourite at the time of writing, though the contest really could go either way.
As for Tszyu, he looks set for a shot at becoming an undisputed champion himself at some point in the not too distant future.
The Australian is mandatory challenger for light middleweight kingpin Jermell Charlo – who happens to be a stablemate ofS Spence at Derrick James’ gym.