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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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