For the better part of the past half-decade, both Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford have brazenly claimed that they're the welterweight division's leading man. Those thoughts and opinions, of course, could only be settled in one violent way...squaring off in the ring.
Yet, no matter how many times fans fulminated and salivated over the possibility of the two swapping fists, the pair were never able to come to a fight agreement...until now.
“The wait is over,” said Crawford on a self-recorded video. “It’s game time. Errol Spence, Terence Crawford, July 29th, Las Vegas, Nevada.”
For the 35-year-old Crawford, he’s spent the entirety of his career being known as the man to beat, despite planting his flag in three separate weight classes. In addition to his sparkling record, according to many, the Omaha, Nebraska, native is considered the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.
Spence, however, isn’t a believer in that statement. Over the years, the powerful Southpaw has made it his business to strip every welterweight titlist of their championship status. In doing so, the Texas resident adopted a conspicuous moniker “The Big Fish.”
By and large, Spence (28-0, 22 KOs) has lived up to his self-appointed nickname. When last seen, the current unified champion pounded Yordenis Ugas via 10-round stoppage and relieved him of his WBA title in the process.
With three of the four remaining belts in his possession, Spence now has his eyes firmly set on Crawford’s WBO trinket. Still, in spite of his deleterious handiwork, Crawford (39-0, 30 KOs) has remained unfazed. While Spence has seemingly earned his new alias, Crawford has smirked menacingly throughout it all. Come July 29th, the slick-hitting star has concluded that he’ll pull out his fishing rod, open a roaring fire and set Spence ablaze.
“Everybody come out, show support and watch me fry this fish.”