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Errol Spence v Terence Crawford: Ring walk times, Tale of the Tape, Undercard & Odds

The superfight that boxing fans have been longing for will take place across the pond in the early hours of Sunday 30th July as Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford put their unbeaten records on the line in Las Vegas.

The contest for the undisputed welterweight world championship appeared to have drifted away after various delays and cancellations, but two of the best pound-for-pound fighters are now ready to get it on, and we've got everything you need to know ahead of the bout.

Errol Spence v Terence Crawford: Fight Preview
Errol Spence v Terence Crawford: All You Need To Know
Errol Spence v Terence Crawford: Fighter Profiles
Errol Spence v Terence Crawford: Tale of the Tape
Errol Spence v Terence Crawford: Undercard
Isaac Cruz v Giovanni Cabrera: Tale of the Tape
Isaac Cruz v Giovanni Cabrera: Fighter Profiles

Errol Spence v Terence Crawford: Fight Preview

WhatErrol Spence Jr v Terence Crawford
WhereT-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
WhenSunday 30th July, 2023
How to watchTNT Sports Box Office
OddsTerence Crawford 8/13, Errol Spence 13/10

Finally, the two best welterweights in the world are set to fight to determine who is the undisputed king of the 147lbs division.

For much of the last five years, it appeared that this match-up would not take place due to the politics of boxing. 

Errol Spence (13/10) was, and still is, aligned with the Premier Boxing Champions brand and fought exclusively on Showtime, while Terence Crawford (8/13) was promoted by Bob Arum’s Top Rank and had a broadcast deal with ESPN. 

When Crawford’s promotional contract expired at the end of 2021, hopes of seeing the two men share a ring were raised. Talks took place, but a deal was not reached.

Rumours of an imminent announcement would pop up sporadically, but they inevitably proved to be spurious.

Thankfully, both men eventually managed to come to an agreement.

This a super fight between two fighters close to the peak of their powers, but who will win the battle for welterweight supremacy?

By John MacDonald

Errol Spence v Terence Crawford: All You Need To Know

When is Errol Spence v Terence Crawford?

The undisputed welterweight title clash between Spence and Crawford is scheduled for the early hours of Sunday 30th July 2023. 

The bout has been in the pipeline for at least 24 months, but various complications have meant that boxing fans have been made to wait. However, all is now set fair for what should be one of the showreel contests of the year. 

What time is Errol Spence v Terence Crawford?

The televised card will begin at 01:00 BST time, with the ring walks for the main event expected to get underway at 04:00.

Exact timings will depend on the duration of the undercard contests. 

Where is Errol Spence v Terence Crawford?

The fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, a venue with a rich history of hosting sporting events. 

Saul Alvarez's contest with Gennady Golovkin and the Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor bout were both held at the T-Mobile Arena. 

The venue has a capacity of 20,000 and is situated in a prime location on the Las Vegas Strip. 

Can I watch Errol Spence v Terence Crawford?

The bout will be shown live on Showtime pay-per-view in the US and TNT Sports Box Office in the UK.

Who is the favourite for Errol Spence v Terence Crawford?

Crawford is unbeaten in 39 fights, with 30 of those victories coming by knockout. 'Bud' is the 8/13 favourite to win the fight and 13/5 to add another stoppage victory to his record.

Spence is also unbeaten with a 28-0 card and 22 of those victories have come via stoppage. It's 13/10 that 'the Truth' comes out on top in what looks set to be a fantastic contest.

Are there any belts on the line for Errol Spence v Terence Crawford?

All four major welterweight belts are on the line and it's a chance for one fighter to walk away as the undisputed champion

Crawford brings the WBO strap to the ring, while Spence is the IBF, WBA and WBC king. 

The Truth was adamant that he would collect the three available belts before fighting Crawford and the New Yorker has delivered on that promise. 

What is Errol Spence's record?

Spence is undefeated in 28 professional contests, with 22 of those victories coming by stoppage. 

The New Yorker has defeated top-level operators Kell Brook, Mikey Garcia, Shawn Porter, Danny Garcia and Yordenis Ugas and the 33-year-old won his first world title when stopping Brook in 2017. 

The Truth can lay claim to being one of boxing's pound-for-pound kings and he puts his three welterweight belts on the line against Crawford in Las Vegas. 

What is Terence Crawford's record?

Crawford has won all of his 39 professional fights and a whopping 30 of those victories have come by knockout. 

There are excellent wins over Shawn Porter, Kell Brook and Amir Khan on Bud's record and the Nebraska fighter most recently stopped the super-tough David Avanesyan in four rounds. 

Crawford is a three-weight world champion and the 35-year-old has held the WBO welterweight title since 2018.  

Errol Spence Profile:


Errol Spence believes he is the best welterweight on the planet. Now, he has the chance to prove it.

‘The Truth’ has faced, and beaten, almost every noteworthy opponent in the 147lbs division, over his six-year reign as champion. 

The glaring omission from the Texan’s record, is Crawford.

While ‘Bud’ is a three-weight world champion, its is undeniable that Spence has the better résumé at 147lbs. 

The London 2012 Olympian holds victories over: Kell Brook, Lamont Peterson, Mikey Garcia, Shawn Porter, Danny Garcia and Yordenis Ugas.

What makes that run all the more impressive is that, with the exception of Porter, Spence won those fights with relative ease.

Under the guidance of Derrick James, Spence has developed into a well-rounded pressure fighter, with few flaws.

Some slight chinks in the armour were exposed in the Porter fight. The southpaw opted to engage with Porter on the inside, precisely the type of bout his opponent was looking for.

Porter was able to have success by forcing Spence onto the backfoot, where he is less effective.

Crawford is amongst the best fighters in the world when it comes to fighting at close-quarters, Spence will likely have greater success at distance.

Naturally big for the division, ‘The Truth’ has been making the 147lbs welterweight limit for over a decade. Perhaps years of arduous weight cuts may finally take their toll, or it could be the case that Spence’s natural size advantage could be the deciding factor.

One thing that is certain is that Spence is preparing for war as he made clear on The Last Stand Podcast: “I just feel like putting us together is like putting two [pitbulls] in the cage together.”

Body shotsOpen to right hands
Controls distance wellNot as effective on the back foot
Punch varietyCan be outfought on the inside
Good jab 

By John MacDonald

Terence Crawford Profile:


Having previously been the undisputed champion at light-welterweight, Crawford is aiming to repeat the feat one division higher. 

‘Bud’ defeated Thomas Dulorme, Viktor Postol and Julius Indongo to become the ruler of the 140lbs weight class. Spence will prove a sterner test.

A common criticism of the Omaha fighter is that his résumé is light on quality, particularly when compared to that of Spence. However, while Crawford has not faced the same calibre of opponent, he looked impressive against each of them.

Since moving to 147lbs in 2018, Crawford has stopped all seven of his foes. Given that Crawford started his career at lightweight and is therefore facing naturally bigger fighters, it makes his achievements all the more remarkable. 

The three-weight world champion’s best attribute is ability to adapt. He often starts fights slowly but makes adjustments as the bout progresses. 

His clash with Shawn Porter has competitive early on, until ‘Bud’ sussed out his rival and systematically broke down the former world champion en-route to a 10th round victory. 

If Crawford hurts his opponent, he is one of the best finishers in the sport.

The switch-hitter is a clever body puncher, which could play a pivotal role, particularly if Spence is tight at the weight.

Crawford has an opportunity to secure a win over a marquee name, we may finally see just how good ‘Bud’ is.

Shot selectionCan throw a lazy jab
Switch-hittingOpen to straight rights when fighting as southpaw
Ring IQSlow starter
Ability to adapt 

By John MacDonald

Errol Spence v Terence Crawford: Tale of the Tape

John Macdonald analyses the credentials of both fighters ahead of their Las Vegas bout...

 Errol 'The Truth' SpenceTerence 'Bud' Crawford
Height:5ft 9.5ins5ft 8ins
Trainer:Derrick JamesBrian McIntyre
Record:29-0 (22 KOs)39-0 (30 KOs)
Titles:WBA, WBC & IBF world championWBO world champion
Last Fight:W - TKO v Yordenis Ugas (April 2022)W - KO v David Avanesyan (Dec 2022)

Errol Spence v Terence Crawford: Undercard

Isaac Cruz, who is targeting another world title shot, takes on Giovanni Cabrera, while Jesus Ramos and Gurgen Hovhannisyan are also on the card. 

Errol Spence v Terence CrawfordUndisputed welterweight championship
Isaac Cruz v Giovanni CabreraLightweight bout
Jesus Ramos v Sergio GarciaSuper-welterweight bout
Gurgen Hovhannisyan v Viktor FaustHeavyweight bout

Isaac Cruz v Giovanni Cabrera: Tale of the Tape

In the thriving lightweight division, Isaac Cruz has his sights set on one man: Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis.

In 2021, Cruz gave the WBA ‘Regular’ lightweight champion the hardest fight of his career to date. 

‘Pitbull’ was a significant underdog, but Davis struggled to keep the Mexican at bay, as Cruz continued his forward march. 

Ultimately, the champion did just enough to retain his title by close unanimous decision. 

Cruz is out for revenge.

The 25-year-old hopes to secure a rematch with ‘Tank’ by making a statement against Giovanni Cabrera, in an eliminator for both WBA and WBC 135lbs titles.

Last year, Cabrera established himself as a contender with upset victories over Rene Tellez Giron and Gabriel Flores Jr.

Cabrera will aim to shock another favourite, and in doing so, take a step closer to a world title shot.

Who will be victorious?

John MacDonald takes a look at the tale of the tape…

 Isaac 'Pitbull CruzGiovanni Cabrera
Height:5ft 4ins5ft 9ins
Trainer:Isaac Cruz SrFreddie Roach
Record:24-2-1 (17 KOs)24-0 (9 KOs)
Last Fight:W - KO v Eduardo Ramirez (Sep 2022)W - U v Gabriel Flores Jr (July 2022)

Isaac Cruz Profile


Isaac Cruz’s nickname, ‘Pitbull,’ is a fitting one. The Mexican is a relentless pressure fighter, who throws every shot with bad intentions.

Cruz demonstrated just how effective his fighting style is by pushing Gervonta Davis to the limit, in 2021.

‘Tank’ was hampered by a hand injury sustained in the early rounds, but that does not diminish the Mexican’s valiant effort. 

‘Pitbull’ landed more punches on Davis than any of his opponents had done before or since.

Despite his gritty effort, Cruz fell just short on all three judges’ scorecards.

The 25-year-old has subsequently scored stoppage victories over Yuriorkis Gamboa and Eduardo Ramirez. However, a rematch with ‘Tank’ has eluded him.

Cruz hopes that a dominant performance will earn him a shot at revenge.

The Mexican’s hopes of securing a stoppage depend on how he is able to cope with his Cabrera’s movement and unorthodox style.

It is imperative that Cruz is able to cut off the ring and get close to Cabrera to negate his rival’s significant reach advantage.

He may have to endure some frustrating rounds, but Cruz’s pressure should eventually pay dividends.

Applies pressureOpen to straight shots
Heavy-handedSusceptible to uppercuts
Combination punchingSmothers his own work
Solid chinLoads up on punches

Giovanni Cabrera Profile


Giovanni Cabrera is best described as awkward.

A tall, southpaw who throws shots from unconventional angles has been a conundrum that none of his 24 previous opponents have been able to solve.

The 29-year-old first came to prominence in January of last year with a unanimous decision victory over Rene Tellez Giron. 

The fight was hastily cobbled together after both fighters were scheduled to face different foes, but after each of them failed to make the weight, they were matched with each other.

Six months later, Cabrera secured the biggest win of his career with a dominant performance against Gabriel Flores Jr.

The Chicago-based fighter is not known for his punching power, yet punctuated his performances with three knockdowns. It is unclear whether Cabrera is now hitting harder, or if the punishment Flores Jr. had suffered in previous fights had taken its toll on his resistance.

Cabrera will hope it is the former, rather than the latter. If Cruz does not respect his opponent’s power, it could be difficult for Cabrera to halt the onslaught of the Mexican. 

Awkward styleLeaves his chin in the air
Boxes well at distanceKeeps his gloves low
Use of anglesLack of power punches
FootworkHead falls over his lead foot

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