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July 10, 2023
By: Kirk Jackson
Finally, the fans are getting what they asked for.
Confirmation of a historic duel, featuring two of the best fighters in the modern boxing era. Arguably, the two best welterweights since the days of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.
In a match-up that will go down in boxing history as one of the most significant title fights of all time, unified WBC, WBA and IBF Welterweight World Champion Errol “The Truth’” Spence Jr. (28-0, 22 KO’s) will take on WBO 147-pound world champion Terence “Bud’’ Crawford (39-0, 30 KO’s).
This highly awaited showdown will be for all the marbles, for the Undisputed Welterweight World Championship on Saturday, July 29 in a highly anticipated SHOWTIME PPV clash from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas headlining a Premier Boxing Champions event.
“I’m truly excited to be a part of the biggest fight in boxing and the best welterweight matchup of the century,” said Spence.
“Terence Crawford is a great fighter and our styles are going to make for a great fight. I told him and the world what I was going to do after I captured my first welterweight title and it’s been strap season ever since. On July 29, I’m going to put on a tremendous performance and become the undisputed king of the welterweight division. This is truly going to be a night to remember, one where history is made, and I want everyone to be a part of it.”
“The fans and I have both wanted this fight for years and now it is finally happening,” said Crawford.
“This truly is a once in a generation fight, so come out to T-Mobile Arena or tune in to SHOWTIME PPV for the biggest fight in boxing. On July 29, I look forward to making history and becoming two-time undisputed champion of the world.”
The winner of this battle between undefeated superstars, will become the first undisputed welterweight world champion in the four-belt era.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Zab Judah, each held three world titles at some point during their respective welterweight stints, but last world title to complete the capstone eluded their efforts.
The winner of Spence Jr. vs. Crawford, will also emerge as the sport’s No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter.
The Spence Jr. vs. Crawford match-up, joins the likes of Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Thomas Hearns, Pernell Whitaker vs. Julio César Chávez, Oscar De La Hoya vs. Felix Trinidad and Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao, as a generational bouts featuring two popular stars, whose dynamic and aggressive styles should produce classic contests discussed and debated for years to come.
“Spence vs. Crawford is the type of matchup that will demonstrate boxing’s enduring popularity, a marquee event to bring the sports world to a halt with all eyes on the center of the ring in Las Vegas,” said Stephen Espinoza, President, Sports and Event Programming for Showtime Networks Inc.
“This fight will be talked about alongside all of the legendary welterweight and undisputed world title bouts throughout history. Together with our partners, we are proud to once again deliver the biggest and best fights that the sport can offer.”
Pre-sale tickets are available Thursday, June 1 from 10 a.m. PT until 10 p.m. PT
through AXS.com by using the code: BOXING
Public on-sale begins Friday, June 2 at 10 a.m. PT with tickets available through AXS.com.
The event is promoted by Man Down Promotions, TBC Promotions and TGB Promotions.