Bud beat Spence to become the first undisputed welterweight champion of the four-belt era. And as a result, Crawford became undisputed in a second weight class.
The manner of the victory was impressive, as Crawford dropped Spence three times before stopping him in the ninth round. In the aftermath of the fight, Spence indicated his desire to run things back at 154.
‼️ Errol Spence has now officially activated his rematch clause to fight Terence Crawford again next, Crawford's trainer Brian 'BoMac' McIntyre has confirmed. [@ProBoxingFans]
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) August 31, 2023
Although Crawford will decide the actual weight class, he has indicated his willingness to fight at 154 as Spence aims to avenge his defeat. And Bomac did confirm as much.
“He just texted me yesterday Spence activated his rematch [clause]. It’s confirmed. We don’t have a date yet,” Bomac
Despite this being the case, the social media response was very clear. Many expect Crawford to come out victorious once again due to Bud’s superior boxing skills.
And this was reflected in the comments that followed on social media.
Social Media Reaction
I’m not sure the outcome will change, but I sure do hope it’s a competitive fight this time around.
— IKD (@ESPNneedsIKD) August 31, 2023
Fight will go differently at 154 but Bud still gonna win again
— Mike (@MikeAdxx) August 31, 2023
— VOLTGOD⚡⚡⚡ (@TjTire) August 31, 2023