The superfight that boxing fans have been waiting to see looks set to finally go ahead on July 29th when Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford clash at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The contest for the undisputed welterweight title clash looked to have drifted away after various delays and cancellations, but two of the best pound-for-pound fighters are now ready to get it on.
|What||Errol Spence Jr v Terence Crawford|
|Where||T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|When||Saturday, July 29th, 2023|
|How to watch||Showtime PPV|
|Odds||Crawford -175, Spence +137|
The undisputed welterweight title clash between Spence and Crawford is scheduled for Saturday, July 29, 2023.
The bout has been in the pipeline for at least 24 months, but various complications have meant that boxing fans have been made to wait. However, all is now set fair for what should be one of the showreel contests of the year.
The televised card will begin at 8 PM ET, with the ring walks for the main event expected to get underway at midnight ET.
Exact timings will depend on the duration of the undercard contests.
The fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, a venue with a rich history of hosting sporting events.
Saul Alvarez's contest with Gennady Golovkin and the Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor bout were both held at the T-Mobile Arena.
The venue has a capacity of 20,000 and is situated in a prime location on the Las Vegas Strip.
The bout will be shown live on Showtime pay-per-view in Canada.
Crawford is unbeaten in 39 fights, with 30 of those victories coming by knockout. 'Bud' is the -175 favorite to win the fight and +240 to add another stoppage victory to his record.
Spence is also unbeaten with a 28-0 card and 22 of those victories have come via stoppage. It's +137 that 'the Truth' comes out on top in what looks set to be a fantastic contest.
All four major welterweight belts are on the line and it's a chance for one fighter to walk away as the undisputed champion.
Crawford brings the WBO strap to the ring, while Spence is the IBF, WBA and WBC king.
The Truth was adamant that he would collect the three available belts before fighting Crawford and the New Yorker has delivered on that promise.
Spence is undefeated in 28 professional contests, with 22 of those victories coming by stoppage.
The New Yorker has defeated top-level operators Kell Brook, Mikey Garcia, Shawn Porter, Danny Garcia and Yordenis Ugas and the 33-year-old won his first world title when stopping Brook in 2017.
The Truth can lay claim to being one of boxing's pound-for-pound kings and he puts his three welterweight belts on the line against Crawford in Las Vegas.
Crawford has won all of his 39 professional fights and a whopping 30 of those victories have come by knockout.
There are excellent wins over Shawn Porter, Kell Brook and Amir Khan on Bud's record and the Nebraska fighter most recently stopped the super-tough David Avanesyan in four rounds.
Crawford is a three-weight world champion and the 35-year-old has held the WBO welterweight title since 2018.
Isaac Cruz, who is targeting another world title shot, takes on Giovanni Cabrera, while Jesus Ramos and Gurgen Hovhannisyan are also on the card.