It looks like we have finally arrived at the moment where the fight everyone was tired of hearing about being close to done has finally crossed the finish line, according to ESPN’s Mike Coppinger. Unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. (28-0, 22 KOs) will face WBO champ Terence Crawford (39-0, 30 KOs) on July 29 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV, live on Showtime PPV.
Although we have been down this road before with news of this fight being “agreed upon,” “close to being done,” or “optimistic,” it looks like we will finally get the fight that has been marinating for years. Although most will look at this announcement by Coppinger with a degree of uncertainty, there were hints that this fight would be rolled out soon as Spence Jr. posted an Instagram Story yesterday with the caption “First Day.” Also, Crawford recorded an interview with the Uber popular Gillie & Wallo for their show “A Million Dollaz Worth of Game.”
Breaking: Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. have agreed to a deal to fight for the undisputed welterweight championship on July 29 at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, sources tell ESPN.— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) May 23, 2023
Al Haymon, who advises Spence, and CAA’s Ish Hinson (Crawford’s advisor) will deliver the… pic.twitter.com/JiXvGhm6Ms
In Coppinger’s story, he mentioned that both fighters would receive “eight figures,” it’s a “two-fight deal for Crawford with the PBC,” and that there is a “bidirectional rematch clause that the loser can trigger within 30 days after the fight”. With details like these being revealed, it’s hard to believe that this fight isn’t happening. A source did say to me a few weeks ago that the July 29th date was the working date and that the T-Mobile Arena was likely the landing spot for this mega event. After the success of Gervonta “Tank” Davis vs. Ryan Garcia’s fight in April, this was the right time to do this fight if any.
The question now becomes, who wins the fight, and where will Vegas lean regarding the betting odds. According to BetOnlineAg, Spence Jr. sits at -110 while Crawford is at -120. These odds will obviously change, but who they lean toward will be the most intriguing part. Are you ready for Spence Jr. vs. Crawford on July 29?