By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña
After months of negotiation, the Terrence Crawford-Errol Spence Jr. welterweight unification bout is one step away from reality.
According to the report of ESPN’s Mike Coppinger, both undefeated champions have “agreed to all material terms” set to go down on November 19, 2022 in Las Vegas.
Coppinger revealed that the only thing missing to make the official fight announcement is the signing of the contract of both fighters.
Despite the agreement, both camps’ lawyers and consultation team are still looking into the legal matters of the contract.
Stated in the contract is a bilateral rematch clause which states that the loser of the fight will have the option to activate a rematch for an automatic second bout.
Moreover, the clause also included that the winner of the first fight will earn the majority of the revenue for the return bout.
A few months ago, American sports writer and boxing insider Dan Rafael already revealed that the fight between Crawford and Spence Jr. is set to take place on November 19 but no specific details of the contract were reported.
Spence also expressed his desire in fighting Crawford last July and told boxing reporters that he wants the fight to materialize to bring a treat to the fans.
“I think it’s gonna happen. He wants the fight. I want the fight. It’s going down to negotiations. It’s definitely gonna go down this year,” Spence said.
Spence is coming off a convincing victory to snatch the WBA Super welterweight belt from Yordenis Ugas last April and improved his professional boxing record to 28 wins, no losses, and 22 knockouts.
The boxing superstar currently holds three of the belts in the welterweight division: the WBA super welterweight, and the WBC and IBF championship straps.
Meanwhile, Crawford also dazzled in his last fight against Shawn Porter via a 10th-round technical knockout victory.