Lightweight superstars Errol Spence Jr and Terrence Crawford have reportedly agreed to terms for a massive bout set to take place later this year.
ESPN’s Mike Coppinger reported Details of the long-awaited meeting Thursday, noting that the two sides “agreed on all material terms” for the title unification fight scheduled for November 19 in Las Vegas. Spence, 32, currently holds the WBC, WBA and IBF titles while Crawford, 34, is the WBO champ.
While the agreement represents a major step forward in Ongoing negotiations surrounding the expected match £147Coppinger reported that the deal wasn’t signed until Thursday. Spence and Crawford’s attorneys are said to be cleaning up legal language in the agreement before the massive fight becomes official; Additionally, the event is expected to be billed as a joint promotion between Spence’s Man Down Promotions and Crawford’s TBC Promotions on PBC pay-per-view.
According to ESPN, the proposed deal includes a “two-way rematch clause that the loser is entitled to exercise,” resulting in the winner receiving the majority of revenue in the event of a rematch. Crawford, the #1 fighter in Sports IllustratedChris Mannix in Pound to Pound Rankingshas reportedly agreed to “all proposed financial terms” from PBC founder Al Haymon, and will receive the lowest amount in the revenue split for the November match, per Coppinger.
Widely regarded as one of the era’s remaining true dream matches, Spence (28-0) and Crawford (38-0) have announced their desire to meet in the ring for several years, with talks finally resuming in June. Now, boxing fans around the world are close to seeing what could be a classic fight for the undisputed welterweight championship.
Spence, seeded fifth on the Mannix, will come out of the 10th TKO round for Yordenis Ugas in April to grab the WBA belt for the Cuban fighter. Meanwhile, Crawford last fought in November 2021, defeating Sean Porter via TKO of the 10th round.
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