After laying waste to his competition at both 135 and 140-pounds, Terence Crawford has continued his run of dominance in the welterweight division. But while the Omaha, Nebraska, native has racked up numerous pulverizing performances, his name has been intrinsically linked to current unified champion, Errol Spence Jr.

With both men desperate to reign supreme as the division’s lone undisputed titlist, the pair are attempting to put together their long-awaited showdown. Although they have made progress during negotiations, according to Mike Coppinger of ESPN, talks have hit a distinct wall as Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs) has requested full financial transparency.

As the boxing world continues to exhibit patience, Crawford is fully aware that a showdown against Spence (28-0, 22 KOs) would capture the imagination of countless fans around the glove.

“Well, this is a big fight for not only myself but for him too,” said Crawford during an interview with Hudrico Live. “I feel like this is the biggest fight of the decade. You got two American fighters thats undefeated, that’s considered top five in the pound-for-pound list. Both in they prime, what more can you ask for?”

Spence, when last seen, violently ripped away the WBA welterweight title away from Yordenis Ugas. The two would clash in the main event spot at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, earlier this year.

A calculated Spence fought Ugas on even terms through the first few rounds of their unification bout. Nevertheless, the powerful southpaw turned up his aggression in the second half, forcing Ugas to retreat for much of the latter rounds.

Following numerous deleterious blows, resulting in a broken right orbital bone, a ringside physician waved the proverbial white flag in the 10th. As for Crawford, the pound-for-pound star registered arguably the most impressive win of his career on November 20th, 2021.

On the night, the newly turned 35-year-old first boxed, then brawled his way to a 10th-round stoppage victory over former two-time champion, Shawn Porter.

Considering their pristine records and lofty standings around the boxing community, the anticipation for their mouthwatering bout is at an all-time high. Still, in spite of the pent-up demand and frustration, Crawford was unable to deliver a concrete date as to when both he and Spence will ultimately swap fists.  

“Hopefully soon, hopefully soon.”