Errol Spence Jr vs. Terrence Crawford, Will It Ever Happen?

Errol Spence Terrance Crawford

Everyone in the boxing world has been anticipating a fight between the two renowned boxers Errol Spence and Terence Crawford. The potential match has continued to experience numerous barriers, indicating that the much-anticipated fight may happen after Nov 20. This is after the much-awaited battle between WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford and Shawn Porter. Here are some views from both Errol Spence and Terence Crawford.

Errol Spence

Brief History

Errol Spence Jr is an American professional boxer who was born on Mar 3, 1990. Spence is currently ranked as a unified welterweight champion who has held both the IBF title from 2017 and the WBC title from 2019. Spence is also a three-time winner of the United States National Championships. He was also the United States of America representative at the 2012 Olympics, where he fought to the quarter-final stage. His performance at the Olympics led Spence to be named the Prospect of the year by ESPN sports. Spence is ranked fourth by Sandbox Rec and the Boxing Writers Association of America in world active boxers pound for pound. Spence is also ranked the World’s best active welterweight by TBRB and the Ring. He is also ranked second World active Welterweight by ESPN and Box Rec. He also enjoys a knockout-to-win ratio of 78%.

Porter vs. Crawford

Errol Spence has been dropping hints that he may face the winner of the match between welterweight champion Terence Crawford and Shawn Porter on Nov 20. Discussions around such a match are something you might find on a Gambling forum around the fight date. The welterweight champion already made it clear before that he was not interested in tune-up matches, but his only intentions were to fight for a world title in his upcoming contest.

All indications show that the IBF and WBC holder Spence will attend the match against Porter and Crawford on Nov 20, 2021, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. By now, we all know that the only reason Spence will be attending the match is to scout Crawford.

It is highly anticipated that Spence will enter the ring and challenge the winner, whether Porter or Crawford. Considering the history and experience of the two boxers, all odds point out that Crawford will win the match, which may be the key to the long-awaited battle between the two.

Errol Spence needs to fight Terence Crawford while he is still a youth. Owing to the fact that he is 34 years, Crawford may lose his title to younger boxers, including Porter, in the upcoming game, making the game against Spence an impossibility.

Terence Crawford

Brief History

Terence Allan Crawford is an American celebrated professional boxer who was born on Sept 28, 1987. Terence has held the welterweight title since 2018. He has also been the Ring Magazine and WBO champion in the lightweight category from 2014-2015. Terence has also held the WBC, IBF, Ring Light, Unified WBA (Super), and WBO titles from 2015-2017. Terence switched from being the undisputed light welterweight champion to welterweight champion in 2017. He broke the previous record held by Kostya Tszyu in 2004 by becoming the light welterweight undisputed champion. Crawford is also among the six male boxers in boxing history who have held all four major world boxing titles, i.e., WBA, IBF, WBO, and WBC. Present-day Crawford is the second-best active boxer pound for pound as ranked by Box Rec and ESPN. The Ring Magazine and the Boxing Writers Association of America have ranked him in the third position worldwide. Crawford received Fighter of the Year awards by ESPN in 2014 and 2017 and by the Boxing Writers Association of America in 2014.

Terence Crawford’s Defense

Terence Crawford has been quoted numerous times saying that there are high chances that he and Errol may never fight. The celebrated welterweight champion said this before making his 28th knockout when playing against Kell Brook at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Crawford recently took it to Twitter by posting that he was the only option left for Spence. Following the match between Yordenis Ugas and Manny Pacquiao, famously known as Pac Man, Ugas put on a spirited fight to beat the world record holder Manny.

The tweet was like a mockery to Spence, who was supposed to fight Pac Man but couldn’t due to a severe injury that led to an eye operation, hence canceling the match. Spence has wanted to fight Manny for a long time, but Crawford believes that a fight with the already defeated superstar would not be ideal for Spence. He believes that he is the best shot at making Spence’s career.

If all goes well in the Nov 20 match between Porter and Crawford, there are high chances that the awaited competition between Crawford and Spence will happen. Even if Crawford is beaten in the improbable game, fans all over the World will continue to anticipate the match between Spencer and Crawford.