Errol Spence Jr, Terence Crawford Reportedly Close To Closing Deal For Fight
It’s getting closer to happening.
ESPN reported Friday afternoon that Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford are closing in on a deal for an undisputed welterweight championship fight in October. It is expected to take place in Las Vegas.
ESPN’s Mike Coppinger said they are still in negotiations and there is no official agreement yet, according to officials.
“I’m free to do whatever I want,” Crawford, 34, told ESPN in late April.
“There’s nothing standing in the way from us fighting. There’s no promotion company that’s blocking it, there’s no wrong side of the street, there’s no nothing. Let’s see who the best welterweight in the world is.”
Crawford has been calling out Spence for years, but it became more often after he TKO’d Shawn Porter in November and simultaneously left Top Rank.
Spence would later express his mutual interest in a fight that most boxing fans say they have been waiting for.
Spence won his third welterweight title by TKO against Yordenis Ugas in April. He now hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles.
Meanwhile, Terence Crawford has also remained dominant in the division, making numerous defenses of his WBO strap.
“I want Terence Crawford; that’s the fight that I want. That’s the fight everybody else wants. … Terence, I’m coming for that belt!” Spence said after his win.
On Saturday, Spence attended Gervonta Davis’ fight against Rolando Romero in the Barclays Center and he told FIGHT SPORTS that if the Crawford fight doesn’t materialize, it’s not on him.