A rematch of the great fight between Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr., which took place on July 29, is scheduled to take place sometime in the near future.
Crawford was in complete control of ‘The Truth’ for the entirety of the bout, and he knocked him down three times en route to a technical knockout victory in the ninth round.
Two boxers who are ranked within the top five at their respective weight classes were going to do battle inside of the squared circle in what was anticipated to be the most important fight in the sport in recent memory.
Terence Crawford is now the first undisputed welterweight champion of the four-belt era as a result of his victory.
After the fight, Errol Spence Jr. exercised his right to a rematch, but it appears that negotiations have stalled due to disagreements over the weight class of the rematch. The first battle took place at 147 pounds, and several people believed that ‘The Truth’ had been negatively affected by the weight cut on fight night.
Last month, rumors began to circulate that the rematch would be made at 154 pounds, but more lately, information has come to light that reveals Terence Crawford wants the rematch to take place at 147 pounds.
Steven Nelson, who is ‘Bud’s’ training partner, took to X (which was then known as Twitter) to explain the circumstances behind the bout weight.
Michael Benson, the boxing editor for talkSPORT, went on to clarify further that Crawford was in a position to set the weight at which the fight will take place:
“Crawford’s training partner Steven Nelson has suggested that Crawford is insisting the Errol Spence rematch happens at welterweight [147lbs] or not at all – contract allows first fight loser to activate rematch clause, but winner gets to decide second fight weight…” “Crawford’s training partner Steven Nelson has suggested that Crawford is insisting the Errol Spence rematch happens at welterweight [147lbs] or not at all…”
Terence Crawford still has his sights set on Canelo Alvarez
The triumph of Terence Crawford over Errol Spence Jr. stunned the boxing world. It is not that boxing fans did not anticipate Crawford to prevail, but rather that they were taken aback by the way in which Crawford overpowered his opponent.
Canelo Alvarez has been brought up in conversation regarding prospective future opponents for Terence Crawford on multiple occasions since Crawford’s triumph in July.
Both of these men are now regarded as two of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world, and a fight between the two of them has the potential to become an all-time great. Canelo Alvarez and Terence Crawford are currently competing in three different weight divisions against one another; nevertheless, Canelo Alvarez has stated that he is not interested in fighting Crawford.
In spite of this, Crawford has been persistent in his pursuit of a bout versus Alvarez, as evidenced by a recent post he made on X, which reads as follows:
Canelo vs. Crawford is considered to be the most important fight in boxing. There is no other competitor out there who can compete with us on the same level.