Errol Spence Jr. calls for four-belt unification bout with Terence Crawford after win over Yordenis Ugas

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For years, boxing followers have referred to as for a welterweight megafight between Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford. It is a battle that may decide not solely the most effective welterweight on the planet however arguably the most effective pound-for-pound fighter in boxing. It might lastly be time for the 2 to step within the ring after Spence defeated Yordenis Ugas on Saturday evening so as to add the WBA championship to his WBC and IBF belts.

With Spence having unified three titles, the potential battle with WBO champion Crawford can be a four-belt unification to crown an undisputed champion in probably the most aggressive divisions in the whole sport.

After defeating Ugas by TKO in Round 10, with the physician calling off the battle after a gradual eating regimen of energy photographs left Ugas’ eye swollen utterly shut, Spence was requested what he needs subsequent, which he was fast to reply.

“Everyone is aware of who I would like subsequent. I would like Terence Crawford subsequent,” Spence stated. “That is the battle that I would like, that is the battle that everyone needs. I’ll go over there and take his shit too. Terence, I am coming for that motherf—ing belt.”

A lot of the explanation the battle hadn’t occurred prior got here right down to Spence’s affiliation with Premier Boxing Champions, the steady that hosted a deep roster of elite welterweights, whereas Crawford was tied to High Rank Boxing. Neither fighter was prepared to “cross the road” to make the battle occur.

After Crawford placed on a scintillating efficiency in stopping Shawn Porter this previous November — a battle that did pit Crawford in opposition to a PBC fighter — Crawford confirmed he was leaving High Rank. He subsequently filed a lawsuit alleging racial bias and breach of contract.

Crawford tweeted after Spence’s win, suggesting he was equally prepared to get within the ring and settle issues

With the promotional divide not as massive a roadblock to creating the battle and each fighters saying they need it, one of many greatest attainable fights in boxing may lastly occur within the close to future.

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