The undisputed welterweight championship will be decided on July 29 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas when Errol Spence Jr. and Terence “Bud” Crawford square off, according to ESPN’s Mike Coppinger.
According to ESPN, Crawford, and Spence will each receive a guaranteed eight-figure payday for their Showtime PPV fight.
The most anticipated boxing match since the megafight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in 2015 will happen due to the negotiations between Al Haymon and Ish Hinson, who represents the elite fighters.
Crawford and Spence expected to earn around eight figures just for entering the ring. According to ABC News, there is a bidirectional rematch clause that the loser can exercise within 30 days of the fight. The publication reports that it’s a two-fight deal.
Crawford and Spence are expected to move up to 154 pounds following their likely rematch, which must take place before the end of 2023.
So what happens if they split fights?
If they do split fights, Spence and Crawford will almost certainly fight in a trilogy. If Crawford defeats Spence, he will almost certainly challenge Jermell Charlo for the undisputed junior middleweight title.
The fight will finally put an end to the debate over who is the best welterweight on the planet. The winner will almost certainly be ranked first in the world in terms of pound-for-pound boxing.