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Spence, Crawford Agree To Terms, In Principle, For Undisputed Welterweight Championship
by Jake Donovan
A fight to decide the first undisputed welterweight champion in more than a decade is finally within reach.

BoxingScene.com has learned that talks between Errol Spence and Terence Crawford have resulted in both fighters agreeing to terms in principle. The matter is now in the hands of their respective legal teams to button up final details, with hopes that a deal will be signed by both parties in the coming days.

Once finalized, the welterweight superfight is expected to headline a November 19 Pay-Per-View event from MGM Grand Garden Arena, according to multiple parties familiar with such talks.

The matchup, date and location have been speculated and in behind-closed-doors negotiations for the past several months. The most significant progress was made this week, when representatives for Crawford (38-0, 29KOs)—a promotional free agent—agreed to the last round of terms presented by the legal team representing Spence (28-0, 22KOs) and Premier Boxing Champions (PBC), including his guaranteed purse and revenue split.

ESPN.com boxing insider Mike Coppinger was the first to report the latest development.

Representatives from PBC declined comment. Several representatives claimed to lack awareness of any such progress made, though at least three parties familiar with the situation were confident of the event moving forward.

It has yet to be confirmed whether Showtime or Fox Sports will carry the PPV event. Showtime is the frontrunner and the expected platform, though BoxingScene.com has learned that Fox Sports—to which PBC is contractually bound to deliver a certain number of PPV events per year—is prepared to aggressively bid to secure the event.

Source: https://www.boxingscene.com/spence-crawford-agree-terms-principle-undisputed-welterweight-championship--169072

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Crawford's doing all the talking because PBC keeps its cards close to the vest. Crawford needs a fight this calendar year and closing the deal with Spence was proving problematic. Crawford also gets to help launch a new PPV platform which he has a stake in.

Is Crawford-Spence in longer term peril? Crawford seems to have made significant concessions while PBC are dragging their feet. Floyd, who's aligned with Haymon, offered his two cents and based on Floyd's history he'd likely advise two elite fighters maintain their separate paths until they need each other. Ala Floyd and Manny. A more recent example would be Brook-Khan. The fighters are merely mouths for the silent businessmen behind the scenes - cf Tyson Fury, you can't miss him.

Whatever Spence is saying he's being fed by his advisors. Crawford may not have a promoter per se but he and his management have their own narrative. Crawford's been saying all the right things while the Spence side hasn't exactly refuted Crawford's version of events. So we're pushed back to Q1 2023 at the earliest. Let's see if this latest line in the sand is the last.

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--- Ava been knocking over EBU defenses like bowling pins.

Unless cut badly, he's a bad motor scooter desperate for a Craw scalp, and speaking of, how his racial discrimination suit against Arum going?

He's always had an attitude that may well be the major obstacle in making Spence. He don't have a promoter for good reason as only a DKing would be willing to sign him, and he too smart to sign with decrepit King and he too volatile for Uncle Al compared to laid back Spence.

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On 11/3/2022 at 1:47 PM, lamarclark09 said:

 All the major players want to fight between Errol Spence Jr. vs. Terence Crawford. This fight is more interesting.  ESPN reported last week that the bout was being moved off of the date.

 

Hearing Spence is fighting Keith Thurman next lol. Keith lost to an ancient Pacquiao. Al ruining the sport by being so over protective.

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--- Craw fighting David Avanesyan out of UK.

Spence left hanging might just move up to 154, but at any rate Ava boxrec record here where Craw been dropped for over a year inactivity making Spence #1 welter.

Craw vs Ava might start as a decent scrap as Ava has a mean streak enough to force a fight on Craw. T hey're both on KO streaks too!

https://boxrec.com/en/ratings?sex=M&division=Welterweight&offset=0

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