October 04, 2023

Errol Spence Jr. fires stern warning to Terence Crawford, guarantees beat down

Errol Spence Jr. fires stern warning to Terence Crawford, guarantees beat down
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The long-awaited fight between welterweight kingpins Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. is now official, with the mega-fight set to take place on July 30.

With both Spence (28-0, 22 KOs) and Crawford (39-0, 30 KOs) widely considered as among today’s best fighters, their upcoming unification showdown appears to have the makings of an explosive, action-packed fight.

Spence, though, is seeing something else entirely. He sees a lot of action, all right, but he believes he will be the one dishing most of it—if not all.  

On Friday, the WBC, IBF, and WBA title holder posted on his Instagram what he thinks could happen when he and Crawford, the WBO champion, finally face off. And if Spence comes through, it could get ugly for the 35-year-old southpaw.  

“Finally giving the fans what they want,” Spence wrote on Instagram. “This one a throwback fight on paper but it could be a one-sided ass-whooping.”

Of course, that would be easier said than done as Crawford is unbeaten for a reason: He is well-rounded, fast, and strong, with a killer’s instinct that is almost unmatched.  

Then again, if there is one man who can deliver a beat down on an elite fighter, it has got to be Spence, whose combination of skill, athleticism, power, and explosiveness puts him right at or somewhere near the very top of the boxing totem pole.

It should also be noted that both Spence and Crawford are coming off impressive wins, with the former beating Manny Pacquiao conqueror Yordenis Ugas in April 2022 to win the WBC, IBF, and WBA titles. The latter, on the other hand, knocked out David Avanesyan last December to retain his WBO championship.

Two months from now, they get to finally test each other's mettle.