Former three-weight world champion, James Toney, has made his pick for the highly anticipated clash between Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford – and he doesn’t see it going the distance.
The two best at 147lbs will go head-to-head later this month to determine the king of the welterweight division.
Crawford, like Toney, is already a three-weight world champion, winning belts at lightweight, light welterweight and welterweight. If he manages to get the better of Spence he will go down in history as the first man to be undisputed in two weight classes since the start of the four belt era.
And Toney, who is regarded as one of the greatest fighters of his generation, told MillCity Boxing that he’s picking Crawford to make history and knock Spence out in the process.
“I think he’s [Crawford] is too much for Spence, but we’ll find out, we’ll never know until they’re in that ring.
I’m not being biased, Crawford is the better fighter, he’s fought the better competition, people say that Spence has but I don’t see it.
I see a late round stoppage – knockout! Spence has never dealt with anyone who’s just as fast as he is and who hits harder than he does. I love Shawn Porter, but Crawford beat the breaks off him.”
After years of public back and forth and ‘will-they-won’t-they’ speculation, the two finally put pen to paper in a fight for the ages – with many boxing purists calling this the best bout that can be made in the sport.
Spence vs Crawford takes place on July 29th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be streamed live on Showtime PPV in the US and TNT PPV in the UK.