Terence Crawford vs Errol Spence Jr is a fight which with each passing year is a fight which will join the other fights of yesteryear which should have been made and didn't for whatever reason. Talks officially fell through on October 20th despite Crawford suggesting that he brought a deal to the table and the funds for the fight through an investor following extremely prolonged talks with Spence Jr in common opinion not seemingly interested in signing any contract.
Mikey Garcia, the former multi-weigh world champion and opponent of Spence, has backed Crawford to be successful against Spence Jr. Garcia and Crawford were former promotional stablemates under the Top Rank banner.
“I think that’s going to be a great match-up. It’s 50-50,” Garcia told FightHype. “If I had to pick a side for at least what it is right now, I’m going to lean toward Crawford. I think he might be able to make adjustments on the spot, on the fly a little bit better, but not by a lot.
“Spence manages the distance really well and is able to control the distance with short little movements. It’s a tough one to call, but I’m thinking Crawford, maybe.
“Everybody has the power at that point. They’re at the highest level. The only difference is [Crawford and Spence] are too smart to knock each other out. I think it’s going to be a very technical fight.
“All it takes is one punch, and [Spence] never landed that one punch that could have hurt me. He could land that against anybody else. That’s what makes a difference.
“When I say I’m going to lean a little bit toward Crawford, it’s just an instinct, maybe. It’s not where I can pinpoint why. It’s a close fight.”