Dallas Mayor Eric L. Johnson and Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert made a friendly wager on Wednesday ahead of the undisputed welterweight world championship showdown between Dallas-native and unified WBC, WBA and IBF welterweight world champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. and Omaha-native and WBO welterweight world champion Terence “Bud” Crawford, taking place this Saturday, July 29 on Showtime PPV from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.  

Mayor Johnson tweeted on Wednesday, “.@OmahaOfficial, how about we raise the stakes of the #SpenceCrawford showdown with a friendly wager? If @terencecrawford wins the undisputed welterweight title on July 29, a Texas-styled title belt from @WildBillsDallas is yours! @ShowtimeBoxing @PremierBoxing.”

“I love a friendly wager and am eager to watch what is sure to be a competitive match between two of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport,” added Mayor Johnson. “Dallas is home for Errol Spence Jr., and I admire his incredible talent, grit, and determination.”

Mayor Stothert agreed to the wager and confirmed she will send Mayor Johnson an assorted box of prime cuts of meat from Omaha Steaks if Spence wins the fight.

“We look forward to cheering for our hometown champ Terence Crawford in his bout against an equally talented opponent,” said Mayor Stothert. “His investment in Omaha's B & B Sports Academy demonstrates his commitment to our community and will serve as an inspiration for our youth.”

Mayor Johnson has been a long-time supporter of Team Spence, as he and Spencer’s trainer Derrick James, a world-renowned professional boxer and trainer, were introduced years ago by a mutual friend and have been friends ever since.

“We both grew up in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas, and today we do a lot of work together in support of that organization,” said Mayor Johnson. “Most recently, we rented out an entire movie theater and took dozens of kids to see Creed III, where they also met Errol Spence Jr. and Anthony Joshua. It was a great night.”