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Spence and Bud finally clash

Sports 26 Jun, 2023 Follow News

Terence Crawford starts the slight favourite

Errol Spence has not fought for a year

Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr will finally face each other this summer to fulfil one of boxing’s most highly anticipated match-ups.

The undisputed welterweight title clash looked to have been a pipe dream for fans after numerous delays and postponements. It has been pencilled in for Saturday, July 29 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas between the unbeaten rivals.

Spence and Crawford are the top two at welterweight and now we’re going to find out who is number one.

Since Crawford moved up into the welterweight division and claimed the WBO strap in 2018, he has been on a collision course with Spence (28-0). The latter won his first belt - the IBF - in 2017 and insisted that he would claim the other two straps before facing Crawford.

Spence has not fought since April 2022 when he knocked out Yordenis Ugas but then looked to have agreed terms with Crawford.

But again negotiations fell through and ‘Bud’ (39-0) made a voluntary defence of his title to beat David Avanesyan in December instead. Now with nothing standing in either’s way, the battle to be crowned the undisputed king at 147 lbs looks finally like it’ll happen.

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