Spence vs. Crawford Happening? Source Says June 17th...

The Ring Magazine printed an article this morning, penned by Anson Wainwright citing an anonymous source stating that Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford will finally fight on June 17th, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The bout will be announced per this report on April 22nd, during the Gervonta Davis versus Ryan Garcia pay-per-view telecast.

The bout was ill-fated in the fall of 2022, in which the announcement of Terence Crawford versus David Avanesyan frustrated many fight fans, and even worse the absence of Errol Spence from the sport, who has yet again been out of the ring for now close to a year…again. It feels as though if it isn’t made now - the fight will go the way of Sergey Kovalev versus Adonis Stevenson or Riddick Bowe versus Lennox Lewis, as one of the great what-ifs in the sport of boxing. 

The two have used a plethora of rap sayings in the advent of the fight happening such “spin the block”, amongst other terms heard in somewhat mainstream music, but all the talk has been for not as of now. As stated above, talk time is over - it is fight or the sport will move without this fight.

“I’m told that Terence Crawford has no interest in fighting Alexis Rocha, and that he still wants to fight Errol Spence next,” said Mike Coppinger in early March on ESPN affiliated boxing program. “[Crawford] actually spoke to Errol Spence this week directly to try and get this moving along.”

Terence Crawford last fought on BLK Prime in December of last year knocking out David Avanesyan. Errol Spence Jr won his third welterweight world title against Yordenis Ugas on April 16th, to claim the WBA welterweight world title. Spence previously held the IBF and WBC welterweight title, as Crawford holds the WBO welterweight title. The bout would, if made, not just be for undisputed, but would historically say who is the best welterweight since Floyd Mayweather Jr.

"There are discussions going on, I don’t want to say who is talking to who," Stpehen Espinoza said, on the DAZN Boxing Show. "The good thing is that no one has given up, as long as no one gives up, there’s a hope." 

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