Spence Jr Sizes Up Crawford: “I’m The All-Around Better Fighter”

Errol Spence Jr Excited To Test His Skill Against Terence Crawford

Errol Spence Jr sees himself as a better fighter than Terence Crawford
Errol Spence Jr (L, stacymsnyder), Terence Crawford (Stacey Verbeek)

Errol Spence Jr Expects To Prove the Himself Better Fighter Over Terence Crawford

At long last, the highly-anticipated unification matchup between the reigning unified welterweight champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr (28-0, 22 KOs) and current WBO 147-pound champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs) will occur on July 29 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Spence is ecstatic that the fight has been finalized and feels that the upcoming fight has the potential to go down as one of the great fights in recent memory.


The unified champion appeared on ESPN First Take earlier this morning. As many fans are aware, this was not an easy fight to make. But Spence said that is all water under the bridge, and he’s looking forward to the upcoming fight.

“Great things take time. We were both going through negotiations and things, but we here now. So, all this stuff in the past, this is the present. We here, we’re fighting each other. May the best man win.

I feel like this the best welterweight fight of the last, probably, forty years. This is the fight of the decade.”


There’s no disputing the skills of either Spence or Crawford. They’ve established themselves as the top two welterweights in the world, currently. The two have been on a collision course for several years. Spence was adamant that the next time he is going to step in the ring, it would be against Crawford.

“I’m a man of my word. People thought I was move gonna up, but just like I told him when we encountered each other in Oklahoma. I said that I was gonna get these belts on my side, and I’m gonna come take yours. This is where we’re at now and I stood on that, even if it was leaving me standing out of the ring a whole year . . . This is the fight I wanted, so I stuck to my guns. I’m not fighting until I fight Terence Crawford.”

He will battle Crawford, who many pundits label as an elite fighter. The WBO champion is a versatile fighter who has the ability to win in a variety of ways. But Spence is confident he has what it takes to win.

“I got the jab, I feel like I might be the stronger opponent . . . I feel like my ability, my will, and my all around being the better fighter, I’m gonna beat him.”

Spence’s dream is to become undisputed at 147. He gets that opportunity in what is arguably the biggest fight in 2023.

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