Errol Spence Jr Delves Into Why His Fight With Terence Crawford Decides “The Best Fighter in the World”

Published 07/17/2023, 7:40 AM EDT

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Boxing is not a sport that is meant to be played safe. You take the risks, you fight the battle, you emerge victorious. With fans asking for the big fights, we see a paradigm that rests purely on safe choices. Predictions can be made, and winners can be determined. But where did the climate of head-to-head fights go? Where are the days when fans would tune in to see the biggest champions battle each other? Why are we not getting befitting world champions that put everything on the line to grab the title? Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford will usher in this paradigm shift.

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After what seemed forever, fans will now see the biggest and the most anticipated names come at each other, with everything they have got to emerge as The Best Fighter in the world. This is the battle of the ultimate, the greats. And they will further reinstate the saying, “Great fighters give us great fights.”

The winner of Errol Spence Jr. vs Terence Crawford will give us the ultimate best

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‘The Truth’ Spence Jr. will go against ‘Bud’ Crawford on the 29th of July. This fight is for the books. Both fighters come with a portfolio that in itself is a legacy. Spence Jr. has an undisputed record of 28-0 with 22 knockouts. He exploded into professional ranks as he fought eight fights in his initial year, 2013. Further, he went for those titles and secured them that have pushed him into the lists of Pound-for-pounds. King Crawford stands firm in comparison to his upcoming opponent. Having fought 39 fights with zero losses since his professional entry into boxing in 2008, he is a proper contender to be the best in the world. And ‘The Truth’ agrees!

All Access by ShowTime Sports is an Emmy-winning series that goes beyond sports matches. It delves deeper into the thoughts and fabric around big, anticipated clashes in the sports field. In the second episode of their stint around Spence Jr. vs Crawford, the former detailed what this clash means to the world of boxing. Spence Jr. said, “At this point, I was like I wanna fight Terence Crawford, I don’t wanna fight anybody else. I am so competitive, he is so competitive. I don’t wanna lose him, He doesn’t wanna lose me.”

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The fighter further goes on to speak about the outcomes of this fight. He says, “I think this fight really decides not only who is the best pound-for-pound but also who is the best fighter in the world.”

A befitting undercard to the Clash of the Legends

The desperately needed unification fight between the Welterweight champions will see an array of fights to its undercard. The event will also be clashing with simultaneously being held UFC 292. It is only proper to give the viewers a line-up of fights that will entice them to remain with the boxing championship match. A well-deserved prelude to the notorious clash will see Isaac Cruz go against Giovanni Cabrera.

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Additionally, Nonito Donaire will be going against Alexandro Santiago. Further, Yoenis Tellez will take on Sergio Garcia. All six fighters are up and coming and will set an exemplary start to the crucial night that has the potential to change the boxing scene for years to come.

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For Crawford to take home the voice of victory, he will need to get through Spence’s well-defined strategy and expertise of defense. Errol Spence Jr. on the other hand will need to hold onto his IQ, and his patience and sustain the blows that will come his way through Crawford. It is this match that can go either way. But whatever the result, both of them have earned their place in the Hall of Fame. It is July 29th that will decide who will get those extra lines under their plaque for creating history. Let us know in the comments section below as to who you think will emerge as the best fighter in the world.

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Mohammed Shafiulla

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Mohammed Shafiulla is a Boxing Writer at Essentially Sports , who has ample experience in the field of Journalism. He is extremely passionate about the combat sport and believes in infusing life into his work. Through the medium of Sports, he wishes to touch upon discourses that often go unnoticed.
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