By Chris Williams: Errol Spence Jr took to social media today to announce his July 29th undisputed welterweight championship fight against Terence Crawford on Showtime PPV.
Spence didn’t reveal the PPV price of the fight with Crawford, but many boxing fans expect it to be priced through the roof due to interest.
It should sell well as long as it’s not sold for $100, as we saw with Floyd Mayweather Jr’s fights against Conor McGregor and Manny Pacquiao.
IBF, WBA & WBC 147-lb champion Spence (28-0, 22 KOs) says his fight against WBO belt holder Crawford (39-0, 30 KOs) could turn out to be a “one-sided a** whooping” and not the competitive contest that boxing fans have talked about being all these years.
Crawford, 36, a fighter that started his career at 135, isn’t as rugged as Spence, he’s not comfortable getting hit, and his punch output is roughly one-third of his. There’s no way that Crawford can stand in front of the bigger, stronger, and much busier Spence without getting chewed up.
“Finally giving the fans what they want❗️this one a throwback fight on paper, but it could be a one-sided a** whooping, one of the biggest fights of the century !” said Errol Spence on Instagram, announcing his July 29th fight against Terence Crawford on Showtime PPV.
If Crawford’s mobility is gone due to his advancing age, he’s going to have problems against Spence because he’s physically incapable of matching his high work rate.
“He’s trying to get you up out of there,” said Frank Martin to MillCity Boxing, talking about training with Errol Spence. “He’s hitting you everywhere, trying to stop you. He’s rugged, he’s rough, and he’s coming. That’s how he trains. He trains how he fights.
“He throws a lot of punches, and I can’t keep up. He throws so many punches. He’s nonstop with the punches. His punch output is high. There ain’t too many people that can keep that punch output [high like Errol], and he can do it every day.
“I can go to the gym, ‘Let’s get it,’ but after two days of that high punch output, I’m sore as hell. ‘You got it today.’ I’m going to give it to him. His punch output, he can do it every single day. It ain’t a day he can’t give a high punch output and be full throttle.
“That’s what makes him different. His determination. He’s working hard. He was in the gym, even before these conversations,” said Martin.