Signed, sealed and delivered. The biggest fight in boxing is finally official.
On July 29th, Terence Crawford will face off with long-standing rival Errol Spence Jr in a showdown for the undisputed welterweight title in Las Vegas.
No more talking, the match-up that the world has been craving for years is on as the sport continues to produce the biggest and best fights regularly. As it should be.
For ‘Bud’ Crawford, this highly-awaited super-fight represents the opportunity he’s desired to put a stamp on his greatness and cement his pound-for-pound supremacy in front of a global audience.
This summer, all eyes will be focused on Sin City as he finally climbs into the ring against Spence, in a bid to become a two-division undisputed champion and add another layer to his already assured future Hall of Fame credentials.
Frying ‘Fish’ in Las Vegas
Widely regarded as the number one pound-for-pound fighter on the planet, Bud has dominated across three weight classes on his way to supremacy at the top of the standings.
The 35-year-old would move to 40-0 in his illustrious career with victory over Spence this summer, but the self-appointed ‘Big Fish’ will undoubtedly represent his toughest test so far.
Coming off an impressive breakdown and stoppage of Yordenis Ugas last time out, Spence is also listed highly on all pound-for-pound lists and will bring the majority of the titles into this showdown as the unified welterweight champion.
Regardless, Crawford remains confident of sealing his legacy-defining win in one of the most prominent fights for boxing in decades.
"The wait is over. It’s game time. Errol Spence, Terence Crawford, July 29th, Las Vegas, Nevada," stated Bud after the match-up was officially announced.
"Everybody come out, show support and watch me fry this fish."
Legacy-Defining Undisputed Fight
A master of his craft, Crawford is an all-round complete fighter. Arguably the best switch-hitter ever to grace the ring, his ability to effortlessly glide from orthodox to southpaw throughout the course of a fight makes him a deadly force.
Able to box at range from either stance, get to work on the inside and go toe-to-toe if needed, Bud possesses a deep pool of skills which every opponent has so far drowned in.
While Spence will take to the ring in July on the back of a supreme win over Ugas, Crawford will enter on a devastating run through the 147 pounds division - which most recently resulted in a sixth-round knockout of David Avanesyan.
That brutal finish in his homecoming bout at Omaha, Nebraska last December carried on a ruthless run of 10 straight stoppage wins.
Most notably, this includes seven consecutive early finishes since moving up to welterweight, giving him a 100% KO ratio since climbing divisions.
Among those victories includes Amir Khan and Kell Brook, while he became the first fighter to ever stop the durable Shawn Porter and send ‘Showtime’ into retirement with an eye-catching 10th-round success.
Stamping Down Greatness
Next up is fellow undefeated champion Spence, who poses a sterner threat to Bud’s unwavered record than anyone else previously.
But Crawford is unfazed by the magnitude of this upcoming mega-fight and already has an eye on adding further names to his ever-growing hitlist down the line.
"[Jermell] Charlo, man that dude a ho. For some odd reason, once I started calling out Spence, he jumped in it," Bud declared, reacting to recent bad blood from the undisputed light-middleweight champion.
"Like dude, mind your business and stay on the sideline. When I beat Spence, I’m coming to see you."
Full focus is on Spence right now, though, as Bud aims to cement his greatness on July 29th in one of this generation’s most anticipated and culturally significant super-fights.