ERROL SPENCE JR. AND TERENCE CRAWFORD
MAKE GRAND ARRIVALS IN LAS VEGAS AHEAD OF SHOWTIME PPV® SUPER FIGHT SATURDAY NIGHT
Spence vs. Crawford Takes Place This Saturday, July 29 in
Premier Boxing Champions Event from T-Mobile Arena
In Las Vegas
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LAS VEGAS – July 25, 2023 – Fight week officially kicked off Tuesday as undefeated boxing superstars and pound-for-pound greats Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. and Terence “Bud” Crawford made their grand arrivals at MGM Grand before they meet this Saturday, July 29 headlining a SHOWTIME PPV from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
The unified WBC, WBA and IBF Welterweight World Champion Spence and WBO Welterweight World Champion Crawford will face-off Saturday night in a much anticipated clash to crown the first undisputed 147-pound champion of the four-belt era, with the winner likely to emerge as the sport’s top pound-for-pound fighter. Both fighters spoke to the historic nature of the fight in front of a large throng of fans at Tuesday’s grand arrivals.
“It would be a dream come true to become the first welterweight undisputed champion of the world in the four-belt era,” said Spence. “I watched all the great fighters as a kid. Now, I get to have my moment.
“I want the bright lights and the glory… He’s in his prime. I’m in my prime. We are the two best fighters in the welterweight division. The winner of the fight on Saturday night will be the best fighter in boxing.”
“It’s going to be even sweeter to win the undisputed championship for the second time,” said Crawford, who previously was undisputed at 140-pounds, and who can become the first man to become undisputed at two weights with a win on Saturday. “That’s why we take the chances we take. That’s why we fight the way we fight. This is a fight that the world’s been craving.
“My name is already up there with the all-time greatest welterweight fighters. It’s just a matter of going out there on Saturday and putting the cherry on top and furthering my legacy.”
The grand arrivals also featured fighters competing on the pay-per-view telecast that begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and will see hard-hitting contender Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz duel undefeated Giovanni Cabrera in a WBC and WBA Lightweight Title Eliminator that serves as the co-main event. The pay-per-view will also see future Hall of Famer Nonito Donaire facing Mexican contender Alexandro Santiago for the vacant WBC Bantamweight World Championship, plus top prospect Yoenis Tellez takes on Spanish contender Sergio Garcia in the super welterweight telecast opener.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Man Down Promotions, TBC Promotions and TGB Promotions, are available through AXS.com.
ABOUT SPENCE VS. CRAWFORD
Spence vs. Crawford will see unified WBC, WBA and IBF Welterweight World Champion Errol “The Truth’’ Spence Jr. take on WBO 147-pound world champion Terence “Bud’’ Crawford for the Undisputed Welterweight World Championship on Saturday, July 29 in a highly anticipated SHOWTIME PPV clash from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas headlining a Premier Boxing Champions event.
The pay-per-view begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and features hard-hitting contender Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz facing unbeaten Giovanni Cabrera in a 12-round WBC and WBA Lightweight Title Eliminator in the co-main event, plus future Hall of Famer Nonito Donaire battles Mexican contender Alexandro Santiago for the vacant WBC Bantamweight Title. Kicking off the telecast is top prospect Yoenis Tellez dueling Spanish contender Sergio Garcia in a 10-round super welterweight attraction.