Errol Spence Jr. vs. Terence Crawford- one of the most anticipated boxing events of all time, has finally gained some development.
As per reports from the Ring Magazine, the two undefeated boxers have reached an agreement to fight on June 17th in Las Vegas, with Spence Jr’s WBA, WBC and IBF welterweight titles pittled against Crawford’s WBO belt, to unify and crown the undisputed 147-pound champion.
The report also added that an official announcement of the undisputed clash will be made on the eve of Gervonta Davis taking on Ryan Garcia the 22nd of April.
“Sources revealed to The Ring that the welterweight superfight between IBF, WBA and WBC titlist Errol Spence Jr. and WBO counterpart Terence Crawford to crown an undisputed champion will finally take place in Las Vegas on June 17. It is believed the official announcement will be made at the Gervonta Davis-Ryan Garcia fight on April 22,” reported The Ring. [H/T Ringtv.com]
Errol Spence Jr, Terence Crawford to fight for the undisputed welterweight crown
While the fight has been in discussion among the fans for quite some time, conversations cbetween the two fighters have intensified in recent months after Crawford terminated his contract with Top Rank and opted to become a free agent.
After defeating David Avanesyan by knockout in the sixth round last December, “Bud” sat down with Oscar De La Hoya and Bernard Hopkins, determined to listen to the offer that Golden Boy had prepared for him, while the WBO had ordered the fight between Crawford and Golden Boy’s Alexis Rocha.
However, The Ring’s report indicates that the WBO would be willing to allow its champion Crawford to fight Spence instead, with Rocha waiting for the winner.
Spence clinched the IBF belt back in 2017 against Kell Brook, and added the WBC title to his name two years later against Shawn Porter. Last year in April, “The Truth” also unified the WBA title against Yordenis Ugás. For his part, Crawford has been carrying the WBO title since 2018 after defeating Jeff Horn, and has made six title defenses.