The highly awaited fight between Errol Spence Jr. and Terence "Bud" Crawford, two of the best boxers in the world pound-for-pound, is about to go down. The winner of this epic battle will become the undisputed welterweight champion at 147 pounds, and it will take place on July 29 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The Spence vs. Crawford fight on Showtime pay-per-view has been highly anticipated for quite some time, and the excitement is just building as we head into the summer. Oddsmakers currently have the bout at a virtual coin flip, with Crawford at -128 and Spence at +100.
Both opponents are quite dangerous. Spence's stature and powerful jab have won him a perfect 28-0 record with 22 knockouts, but Crawford's slick attacking approach and recent activity in the ring make him a force to be reckoned with. It's not surprising that the oddsmakers have a hard time picking a winner; a tie is actually a possibility at +1600.
Crawford will enter the fight with full confidence thanks to his undefeated record of 39-0 with 30 knockouts and his ability to modify his fighting style to suit his opponents. However, Spence's resolve to prove himself as the ultimate welterweight champion is highlighted by his return to full fighting form after overcoming ailments.
Although Spence is considerably bigger than Crawford, the two are very evenly matched. Crawford is a dangerous opponent for anyone in the welterweight category thanks to his attacking prowess and boxing savvy. Both fighters have stellar resumes and strong skill sets, making this a matchup that boxing fans won't want to miss.
"Crawford will win by knockout or technical knockout due to his superior offense and his history of ending fights quickly. This bout, though, is full of surprises, and either boxer has a shot at winning the welterweight championship."
Prediction: Terrence Crawford (9 Round TKO)
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