Boxing: Crawford vs Spence superfight latest betting information

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Boxing: Crawford vs Spence superfight latest betting information

This year some of boxing’s biggest and best fighters have stepped into the ring and gone head to head. Ryan Garcia vs Gervonta Davis, Devin Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko, and Teofimo Lopez vs Josh Taylor to name a few. But none of them featured a matchup between two fighters who are in the top five of most experts’ pound-for-pound rankings list. In less than two weeks, we will get to see two undefeated welterweight champions go head to head for the undisputed welterweight title and the pound-for-pound boxing crown.

Quick Take

  • Terence Crawford is the betting favourite
  • Spence Jr. a +184 underdog
  • 39-0 vs 28-0 for the undisputed welterweight title

Fight details

Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. will fight for the undisputed welterweight title on July 29 in Las Vegas. This a superfight between two of boxing’s best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. Both fighters were ranked in the top five of ESPN’s latest pound-for-pound boxing rankings. Crawford is ranked number one, and Spence Jr. is the fourth ranked boxer, one spot ahead of Canelo Alvarez.

Terence Crawford is the betting favourite ahead of this fight on sports betting sites. Crawford has -166 odds to win the fight at the moment on Tonybet. Spence Jr. is the underdog heading into the bout at +120 odds. The over/under for total rounds is 10.5 on Tonybet. At -270, the odds suggest this fight should go into the championship rounds, the odds are +184 for this fight to get stopped earlier, +1637 for a draw.

Terence “Bud” Crawford

Crawford is the number one boxer in the world regardless of weight class according to ESPN. His professional record is 39-0 with 30 victories by KO/TKO. Crawford is the current WBO welterweight champion and a former champion in the junior welterweight and lightweight divisions. Crawford is not only known for his ability to fight right handed and left handed, he is also respected for his knockout power. No welterweight has gone the distance with Crawford, he is 7-0 in the welterweight division and all of his wins in the division were by KO/TKO.

In Crawford’s previous fights, he dropped Amir Khan in the first round, dropped Kell Brook in the fourth round, and finished Shawn Porter in the 10th round after putting him on the canvas twice. None of his recent opponents have been able to avoid being stopped by Crawford. The last time Crawford won a fight by decision was in 2016. If Crawford does not stop Spence Jr., his power is more than enough to drop him. Crawford’s ability to consistently put his opponents on the ground and end fights without getting the judges involved could be the deciding factor in this fight.

Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr.

Errol Spence Jr. is widely recognized as one of the elite boxers in the world and is currently ESPN’s number four ranked boxer on the planet. He is the underdog in this fight. Spence Jr. is undefeated with a 28-0 record, 22 wins by KO/TKO. He is the IBF, WBA, and WBC welterweight champion. Spence Jr., like Crawford, is also a hard puncher, but high punch output is something that separates him from his opponent. Against Shawn Porter, he threw 745 punches over 12 rounds according to ESPN. Crawford threw 328 punches over 10 rounds in his fight with Porter.

Other than his fight with Porter, Spence Jr. has been a dominant fighter who has made opponents like Mikey Garcia and Danny Garcia look hopeless in the ring. Unlike Crawford, Spence Jr. starts fights fast and will punish his opponents from the first bell if they let him. He should be able to win the first couple of rounds in this fight, and that will be a huge advantage for him if the fight goes the distance. Spence Jr. has punching power, but three of his last four fights have gone the distance. Although he has the power to stop Crawford, a decision victory might be the safer bet because of Crawford’s toughness.