ESPN’s Mike Coppinger confirmed the news, as the clash will go ahead at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
And as part of that process, both fighters have the option of a rematch clause to be triggered within 30 days of the fight.
The fight has been a long time coming ever since Crawford moved up to welterweight to win the WBO title. Spence, the holder of the IBF, WBA, and WBC titles, has equally been keen on the fight.
However, differences with promotional companies prevented the fight so much that Crawford alleged that he and Spence had been offered $25 million by a private hedge fund to fight, only for the agreement not to be made.
Breaking: Welterweight champions Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. have reached an agreement to fight for the undisputed title on July 29 at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, sources tell ESPN’s @MikeCoppinger. pic.twitter.com/7AdXBl9ttl
— ESPN (@espn) May 23, 2023
But now that it has been put together, there will be some telling questions to answer. Spence has been out of the ring for over a year since his knockout victory over Yordenis Ugas.
As for Crawford, his last fight was a stoppage win over David Avanesyan in December. Despite the fight being in place, Spence has already set his sights on what is next after Crawford.
Regardless of the case, Spence has put Canelo on his radar.
“He did alright from what I seen [ against Ryder]. Yea, I’ll like it. I definitely like it but right now, my focus is not on Canelo at all,” Spence