57, 100 and 422: The numbers behind Errol Spence Jr. vs. Terence Crawford
After years of buildup, ESPN’s No. 1 pound-for-pound men’s boxer, Terence Crawford and No. 4 Errol Spence Jr., will finally square off on Saturday, July 29 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, in one of the most anticipated fights in men’s boxing.
The 12-round fight for Spence’s WBC, WBA and IBF tittles and Crawford’s WBO will be the first bout for all four major welterweight belts in boxing history.
Both fighters will be making their first appearance in the ring this year. Crawford last beat David Avanesyan by sixth-round knockout in December 2022 and Spence beat Yordenis Ugas by tenth-round TKO in April 2022.
Here is a look at the numbers behind Spence and Crawford’s paths to this historic title fight, starting with the seemingly never-ending buildup to this matchup officially being booked.
Next week we are getting one of the most anticipated boxing matches of the last five years, but it didn’t always seem like this matchup would come to fruition. Crawford and Spence have been beefing for almost five years. The talks of a potential fight between these two started after they were seen arguing backstage at the Maurice Hooker vs. Alex Saucedo fight on Nov. 16, 2018. On Saturday, nearly 57 months since discussions of a potential matchup between the fighters began, the two will finally get a chance to settle it.
Spence and Crawford are two of the best in the sport, and their records back that up. The fighters enter the bout with a combined record of 67-0 and a combined 52 wins by knockout. Spence (28-0, 22 KOs) suffered his last loss as an amateur in 2012, and Crawford (39-0, 30 KOs) was last defeated as an amateur in 2007.
If Crawford beats Spence, this would be his second time claiming an undisputed title. In August 2018, Crawford beat Julius Indongo to win the undisputed junior welterweight title, but he never defended the title. Instead, he vacated the belts to move up to 147 pounds.