A true boxing super fight is within reach. The sport will gather in Las Vegas on Saturday night to crown the first four-belt welterweight champion when unified titleholder Errol Spence Jr. takes on WBO champ Terence Crawford on Showtime PPV. It all goes down from the T-Mobile Arena with the eyes of the world watching.
The two fighters have built incredible resumes and are considered among the pound-for-pound best in the sport.
Crawford (39-0, 30 KOs) is the current WBO welterweight champion and has held world titles at both lightweight and junior welterweight, becoming undisputed at 140 pounds. He has long been considered one of boxing's absolute top talents but was held back from the biggest fights at welterweight by his long affiliation with Top Rank, with most of the elite 147-pound fighters operating under the Premier Boxing Champions banner.
After splitting with Top Rank, a long-awaited clash with Spence seemed possible but previous attempts to make the fight fell apart, leading to less appealing bouts, such as Crawford's December win over David Avanesyan.
"He's gonna find out the same thing that everyone else finds out. He's gonna say that on TV I look one way. In the ring he's gonna be seeing three of me," Crawford said at the final press conference. "They say he's the big bad wolf, but come fight night we're gonna find out if he's all that he says he is. He's gonna have to show me."
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Spence, meanwhile, has looked just as impressive every time he has set foot in the ring. Spence (28-0, 22 KOs) has fought a who's who of his era and always delivered the goods. Wins over Kell Brook, Chris Algieri, Mikey Garcia, Shawn Porter, Danny Garcia and Yordenis Ugas give him an incredibly deep resume. However, the unified champ has been a bit inactive in recent years due to a variety of reasons.
"People are gonna talk about this fight 30 or 40 years from now when you talk about legendary fights. They're gonna talk about this fight the same way they talked about the 'Four Kings' era. There's gonna be an amateur 20 years from now watching our fight on YouTube and saying man, I want to be in a fight like that.
"I guarantee you it's gonna be nothing but fireworks from start to finish."
CBS Sports will also have live coverage of the fight with round-by-round scoring and blow-by-blow updates to keep you up to date throughout the night.
While the main event deservedly has all the attention this week, fans will be treated to a solid undercard in the buildup. Look no further than the co-main event where Isaac Cruz returns to take on Giovanni Cabrera in a WBA lightweight title eliminator. Cruz has been pushing all week to get his rematch with Gervonta "Tank" Davis after he gave Davis one of the toughest tests of his career in December 2021. Plus, veteran Nonito Donaire looks to make another run at a title when he takes on Alexandro Santiago for the vacant WBC bantamweight crown. And opening the PPV is an intriguing junior middleweight tilt between Sergio Garcia and Yoenis Tellez.
Below is the complete fight card for Spence vs. Crawford along with the latest odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Check back all week for the latest news, features and other content around this massive event.
Spence vs. Crawford fight card
|Terence Crawford (c) -135
|Errol Spence (c) +115
|Undisputed welterweight title
|Isaac Cruz -700
|Giovanni Cabrera +500
|WBC lightweight title eliminator
|Nonito Donaire -135
|Alexandro Santiago +115
|Vacant WBC bantamweight title
|Sergio Garcia -125
|Yoenis Tellez +105
Spence vs. Crawford viewing info
- Date: July 29 | Start time: 8 p.m. ET
- Location: T-Mobile Arena -- Las Vegas
- How to watch: Showtime PPV ($84.99)
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