All Access: Errol Spence vs Terence Crawford EP1 Recap

The premiere of All Access: Spence vs Crawford, episode one, occurred last night before the Showtime Championship Boxing telecast. The episode serves as the promotional tool and narrative vessel for storylines leading into the welterweight undisputed title fight, as the WBA, WBC, and IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr., faces the WBO welterweight champion, Terence Crawford, on July 29th, live from the T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Showtime pay-per-view.

The episode began with an ambiguous rural location with Spence Jr as his father rode on a bike behind him. Spence Jr spoke about the legacy of this fight, and what it means to him.

"The best fighting the best," said Spence Jr in the opening monologue. "He has a title, I have three titles, and this is for the undisputed [world title]. I feel like this is a legacy fight."

 "I am happy that the fight is here, but I am not satisfied until my hand is raised July 29th," said Crawford. 

This led to an opening sequence that shoots us into the New York press conference which shows someone from Terence Crawford's team getting into a verbal spat with Errol Spence Jr's trainer, Derrick James, something we had not seen prior or even knew occurred. After a brief recap of the press conference, we follow Spence, who is at the NFL team, the Dallas Cowboys practice facility. He is greeted by head coach Mike McCarthy, owner Jerry Jones, quarterback Dak Prescott, outside linebacker Micah Parsons, and WR CeeDee Lamb. Jones speaks highly of Spence to him in the most compelling sequence as Spence interacts with various star athletes who show genuine excitement to see him. 

We get a brief recap of Spence Jr.'s journey to obtain his world titles by defeating Kell Brook, Shawn Porter, and Yordenis Ugas to win his three world titles, and then we shift over to Terence Crawford who is having a community event in Omaha, Nebraska. In what appears to be an event held on a closed-off street, Crawford talks to local supporters and even has a cake made in tribute to him. After this community-based event, the segment shifts to his training at the B&B Boxing Gym in Nebraska with his coaches. 

We switch back to Errol Spence in Texas, as meet his nutritionist and hear about how Spence used to eat prior to hiring someone to help him with his diet. Spence also attends a family event/party and shows other aspects of himself other than the fighter we see at press conferences and in the ring. This is followed by Spence Jr. in the gym and the first bit of sparring footage as it looks as though Spence is sparring with Quinton Randall though barely any footage is shown of note. 

We finish the episode in Colorado Springs, Colorado as Crawford has now moved his camp to Triple Threat Boxing Gym in Colorado to conclude his camp, per usual. Crawford starts this sequence of images by running up a steep hiking trail along with his team and his son. Crawford shadowboxes at the top of what looks like a mountain and takes pride in his son training beside him. The final bit of Crawford in this episode was Crawford along with friends and family playing football in-front of a house and as well as playing with an RC aircraft. 

The episode concludes with a montage talking about how important this fight is - and what it means to both fighters.