“He Picked Himself Against Bivol and Got His A** Whooped”: Errol Spence Jr. Slams Canelo Alvarez for Picking Terence Crawford Over Him; Dmitry Bivol Shares His Prediction

Published 07/28/2023, 10:40 AM EDT

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In what is arguably one of the most highly anticipated bouts of the modern era, Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford, are set to clash for the undisputed Welterweight title on July 29 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. With both fighters at the pinnacle of their careers, the stakes couldn’t be higher, as the winner will not only be crowned as the unified Welterweight champion but also solidify their legacy as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world.

Opinions and predictions from fellow boxers and fans have been pouring in, adding to the excitement surrounding this matchup. One notable prediction comes from super Middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez, who tipped ‘Bud’ to come out victorious. However, Spence recently fired back, asserting his belief in himself and dismissing Alvarez’s prediction.

Errol Spence Jr fires back at Canelo Alvarez


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The unified Welterweight champion responded to the Mexican’s claims. Moreover, Spence made it clear that he doesn’t believe in allowing others to dictate the outcome of his fights. He also pointed out that Alvarez picking himself to win against Dmitry Bivol did not turn out great for the undisputed champion, thus removing value from his claims.

“He got it wrong, cause he not God. And he backed himself to beat [Dmitry] Bivol and he got his a*s whooped.” said Spence


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In true Spence fashion, he made it clear that he doesn’t let anyone else’s opinions dictate the outcome of his fights. In addition, ‘The Truth’ is one of the best boxers in the world and is yet to be beaten in the ring. Nevertheless, in the competitive world of boxing, predictions and opinions are all part of the pre-fight excitement. Despite this, Bivol also feels that ‘Bud’ might have the upper hand heading into this fight.

Bivol’s insight: Why Terence Crawford in his upcoming bout with Spence

The WBA light Heavyweight champion took to Twitter and picked Crawford as his favorite. Recognizing both fighters’ strengths, Bivol gives credit to Spence for his larger size and ring IQ. However, when it comes to the overall package, he sees Crawford as the more complete fighter at this stage of their careers.

I would say Crawford is the favorite because of his speed, movement, and reflexes. Spence is the bigger guy in the ring and also has great ring IQ but in my opinion, Crawford is the most complete fighter of all right now #SpenceCrawford” he wrote.


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Bivol’s prediction in favor of Crawford speaks volumes about the challenge that lies ahead for both fighters. Moreover, the clash between two champions at their peak is a testament to the allure of the sport. In the end, Saturday night will provide the answers to all predictions and speculations. As the two champions step into the ring, their journeys, hard work, and sacrifice converge in what promises to be a momentous battle for the undisputed Welterweight crown.


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Sahil Sood


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Sahil Sood is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports, who specializes in covering live events and core sports. Sahil holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and has authored over 1300 articles at EssentiallySports. His coverage of Sylvester Stallone's training with Earnie Shavers was widely praised for its depth and insight.
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