Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford both make weight ahead of PPV blockbuster

We have a fight! Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford both make weight ahead of PPV blockbuster

LAS VEGAS — Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford have both made weight ahead of their championship showdown Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Crawford weighed-in at 146.8-pounds Friday, behind-closed-doors at the MGM Grand, while Spence topped the scales at 147-pounds.

Showtime Sports commentator Raul Marquez speculated to ProBox TV this week that Spence, the naturally bigger athlete, could enter the ring considerably heavier — up to 175-pounds — once he had rehydrated.

Only time will tell whether Spence will be able to make his physical advantages or his inside-fighting count, or if Crawford’s mastery of movement and combinations will pay dividends.

The Premier Boxing Champions event sees a rare, undisputed welterweight world championship clash as Spence puts his WBA, WBC, and IBF belts against Crawford’s WBO title in a winner-take-all blockbuster.

Whoever triumphs this weekend makes a clear case as the No.1 male boxer in America, and could take their place amongst other historic greats at welterweight like Wilfredo Benitez, Pernell Whitaker, Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran, and Tommy Hearns.

Elsewhere on the card, Isaac Cruz competes against Giovanni Cabrera as the Mexican 'Pitbull' looks to continue his hot run after coming unstuck against Gervonta Davis in 2021.

Filipino fighting icon Nonito Donaire also looks to swat father time to the side as the 40-year-old returns to the ring against bantamweight Alexandro Santiago. 

Finally, Yoennis Tellez boxes Sergio Garcia.

Spence and Crawford’s weights were the only ones released to media as event organizers want to keep the three other pay-per-view fights at bay until the ceremonial weigh-in at 3 p.m. local time (6 p.m. ET / 11 p.m. BST).