Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford Secure Rematch Clauses For Undisputed Bout
Let ESPN tell the tale, the much desired brawl between Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr and Terence “Bud” Crawford to settle who is the rightful king of the welterweight division is finally signed. Minus any complications, WBO 147-pound champion Crawford (39-0, 30 KO’s) will face Super WBA, WBC and IBF welterweight champion Spence Jr (28-0, 22 KO’s) on July 29. The two are set to chuck knuckles at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Without question, this news will provide great relief for countless boxing fans who have demanded this showdown for the past several years.
The Truth and Bud were close to closing a deal prior to this instance, yet the negotiations collapsed in the ninth hour. This time around however, the principal characters got with one another and zeroed in on the heart of the matter. Apparently this hands-on approach was the difference in getting the fight over the line. Unsurprisingly, as each are champions, there is a rematch clause in play for both. Therefore, so long as they press the re-do button within 30 days, an immediate rematch is guaranteed for each.
LET’S DO IT AGAIN?!
With the dual rematch clause on the table, it’s almost impossible to see anything else but back-to-back showdowns. When thinking about the fiercely competitive nature of the two athletes, no matter who loses, they are going to want to run it back. So, depending on the severity of the wounds sustained, we may very well see Crawford vs Spence Jr 1 and 2 this year. Or, at the latest, by the first quarter of 2024.
Despite his undeniable talent and skill, due to his rather sparse resume, many have begun to question the true pecking order of Terence Crawford in the welterweight division. Feeling that he has not walked through enough official fire, there are large swaths of fans who want him to prove more. Granted he finds a way to prevail over Spence, Bud would obliterate any notion that he wasn’t exactly who he said he was.
By the same token, Spence Jr. can’t count on victory simply because people generally warm up to his resume faster. He still has to get in there and duke it out with a crafty, nimble, switch-hitting multidivisional champion and dominate. This is no short order! Thankfully, no matter how the prizefight pans out, the fans are almost certain to be treated to an instant classic. So until July 29, let 3Kings Boxing fill you in on all the pre-fight hype and meaningful updates.
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