Errol Spence Jr. vs. Terence Crawford Has a Tentative Timeline And Location Set

Published 06/04/2022, 7:30 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Erroll Spence Jr. in the ring fights against Shawn Porter in their IBF & WBC World Welterweight Championship fight at Staples Center on September 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Spence, Jr won by decision. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

There have been long drawn talks about a potential showdown between unified welterweight world champion Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford. A recent update has revealed that both fighters are ‘closing in’ on a deal for a face-off.

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In a report given by Mike Coppinger of ESPN, it was mentioned that both Spence and Crawford are looking at a potential undisputed welterweight championship bout. However, it is worth noting that no deal has been signed yet.

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Erroll Spence Jr. wins the IBF & WBC World Welterweight Championship fight | Courtesy: Getty Images

Moreover, sources say that the fight will take place in Las Vegas in October. Spence will be putting IBF, WBC, and WBA (Super) titles on the line. Meanwhile, Crawford will be defending his WBO title.

The Terence Crawford vs Errol Spence Jr. Showdown

An Errol Spence Jr. vs Terence Crawford has been one of the most talked-about super fights, doing rounds in boxing circles.

Spence was last seen in the ring on April 16, 2022. He faced Yordenis Ugas at the AT&T Stadium in Texas and defeated him by TKO, thereby retaining his titles while also securing the WBA (Super) Welterweight title.

Meanwhile, Crawford’s last tango in the ring was in November 2021. He faced Shawn Porter at the Michelob Ultra Arena in Paradise, Nevada. Moreover, he retained his WBO welterweight title after beating Porter in the 10th round by TKO.

LAS VEGAS, NV – JUNE 09: Terence Crawford celebrates his victory after a TKO in the 9th round in the WBO welterweight title between Jeff Horn and Terence Crawford at MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 9, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

In an interview with Mike Coppinger, Crawford gave an insight into his potential showdown with Spence. He said, “There’s nothing standing in the way from us fighting. There’s no promotion company that’s blocking it, there’s no wrong side of the street, there’s no nothing. Let’s see who the best welterweight in the world is.”

However, Crawford also added he also wanted to move up weight classes to fight the winner of the Brian Castano vs Jermell Charlo bout.

Mike Tyson wants to see the Crawford vs Spence bout

The potential bout has kept many boxing fans on the edge of their seats. Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson happens to be one of them.

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Tyson was in conversation with Shannon Sharpe at the Club Shay Shay podcast. ‘Iron’ Mike expressed his displeasure with fighters who decide to stay undefeated rather than challenging themselves and picking new fights.

Moreover, he added he would like to see Spence fight Crawford. Additionally, he would also like to see Spence go up to 154 to face Charlo.

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What do you think of the potential showdown? Let us know in the comments below.

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Joshua Ben Joseph

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Joshua Ben Joseph is a Boxing writer for EssentiallySports. He started his career as an editorial cartoonist and holds a BFA degree with a specialization in Animated Filmmaking and Screenwriting from AISFM, Hyderabad. An avid lover of boxing history, Joshua believes his writing extends his lifelong adoration for combat sports.

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