Errol Spence Vs. Terence Crawford – Tonight’s Live Boxing Results From Las Vegas
By Mark Eisner: Tonight is the big night, with Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford meeting in a mega-fight in the main event for the undisputed 147-lb championship on Showtime pay-per-view for all the marbles in Las Vegas. If everything goes right, we’ll have a four-belt champion when it’s over.
Boxing News 24 will give live updates & results below of the action on the card.
Fans have had mixed thoughts on who they see winning the Spence vs. Crawford fight. In comparison, some believe that WBO welterweight champion Crawford (39-0, 30 KOs) will outsmart IBF, WBA & WBC champ Spence (28-0, 22 KOs).
Others see the relentless pressure & ruggedness of Errol being too much for the 36-year-old, whose legs & speed aren’t what they once were.
Showtime PPV card @ 8 pm ET
– Errol Spence Jr vs. Terence Crawford– Isaac Cruz vs. Giovanni Cabrera– Nonito Donaire vs. Alexandro Santiago– Yoenis Tellez vs. Sergio Garcia
Preliminary card @ 6 pm ET on YouTube & Facebook
– Steven Nelson vs. Rowdy Legend Montgomery– Jose Salas Reyes vs. Aston Palicte
Crawford vs. Spence – who will win tonight?
The inactivity that both fighters have had over the last few years is an area of concern going into tonight’s fight. Crawford has fought just three times since 2020, mainly against lesser fighters in record-padding level fights.
For his part, Spence has been out of the ring for over a year since his last fight against Yordenis Ugas in April 2022, and that was a real war that took a lot out of both guys.
Crawford has never had a fight like that where he took that type of punishment, and it’s unclear whether he could hang in that type of battle.
“A convincing win that is punishing him,” said Errol Spence Jr to Stephen A. Smith’s channel when asked if he wants a knockout victory or if he’d be satisfied with a 12-round decision victory.
“I feel like somebody getting beat up is way worse than getting knocked out. If you get knocked out, that guy isn’t taking any punishment, especially if you get knocked out early.
“If somebody is just beating on you and beating on you nonstop throughout the rounds one through ten for eleven rounds, guys don’t come back from that. Your body is getting beat down, and your head is getting beat down, and you just blow up in each round.
“With a knockout, it’s just one shot, and you’re cool,” said Spence.
“You know how that sounds? It sounds like you want to end his career,” said Smith. “That’s what it sounds like. ‘I want to beat him down, beat him down in a way that he ain’t going to recover from.’ That’s what you’re saying Errol Spence Jr.”
“I like to break people’s will. It’s different when you break a grown man in the ring,” said Spence. “You look over at his face in the corner, and you see that you’re breaking him down little by little, especially in the first, second & third rounds where they come out tough doing their thing.
“In fourth & fifth, they’re using their heart. Then in the later rounds, they start getting a little into the survival mode, and you see lots of shots wearing them down and breaking him down. He might not even be breaking down mentally, but physically,” said Spence.
“So you want it to be where he don’t even want a rematch, like, ‘I want it done. I don’t want to face this guy again,’” said Stephen A. on what he believes is Spence’s overall objective for tonight’s fight with Crawford.
“It’ll definitely be a rematch if it’s a big event,” said Spence.
“Okay, but all I know is if somebody beat my a** for twelve rounds, I don’t want to see them twice,” said Smith.