Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford face off in what many fans are predicting will be fight of the year and then some.
The two welterweight champions struggled for years to make a fight happen, but bypassed the businessmen and got the bones of a deal done over the phone this year.
It’s a treat for fans, who were prepared to see the prime of both men come and go without a bout to prove who’s the best 147 pounder of a generation.
Signed and sealed for July 29 in Las Vegas, talk has turned to what might happen in the ring, and one man who knows Spence well is predicting he will ‘bust Crawford’s a**.’
An animated Jermell Charlo gave his prediction to ES News – and it’s no surprise he’s right behind his campmate, Spence.
“Errol Spence gonna bust his a**. Plain and simple.
He [Crawford] gonna come in with his chin out there – boom, boom and bam – Errol Spence come with that southpaw stance.
Derrick James’ gonna have all the undisputed in this family, let’s go! We fighting for undisputed this year, we going all the way.”
Under the tutelage of Derrick James, Charlo has reached four-belt glory in the super welterweight ranks. The trainer will hope that Spence can follow suit one division down and add Crawford’s WBO strap to his already bulging collection.
James has a busy year ahead, with the mega welterweight bout, Charlo now announced to face Saul ‘Canelo’ Álvarez in September and new addition, Anthony Joshua, set to fight in August with hopes of a win taking him straight into a bout with Deontay Wilder.
First up is Spence though, who will enter the ring a slight underdog, but is undeterred by the odds and has promised to show fans that he’s the best fighter in the world.