The 33-year-old American boxer Errol Spence Jr. has revealed the possible date for his rematch with Terence Crawford after losing to the 35-year-old via knockout. Spence Jr. and Crawford put on a show at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, USA in what was considered the fight of the year.
Crawford took down Spence in the second round and registered two more knockouts in the seventh before referee Harvey Dock interfered in round nine. With this win, the 35-year-old Nebraska native unified the WBA, WBC and IBF titles with his WBO title, and established himself as the best welterweight fighter in the world.
Hence, in the hope of regaining his titles, Errol Spence Jr. talked about activating the rematch clause in the contract which would take place probably in December 2023. Talking about locking horns once again Spence Jr. said, “Hell yeah, we got to do it again. I'm going to be a lot better, it's going to be a lot closer. It's probably going to be in December because it's set before the end of the year.”
Recapping his performance against Crawford, Errol Spence Jr. described Terrance Crawford to be the better boxer as he had better timing on his jabs. While speaking in the post-fight conference, Spence said, “He was the better man. He was using his jab, and my timing was a little bit off. He was catching me in between shots. I make no excuses. He was on a hotter jab, he was timing his jab and he had his timing down on point.”
Further, Errol Spence Jr. also stated that his rematch with Terence Crawford wouldn’t necessarily be a welterweight bout and could move up to the junior middleweight (154 lbs) division. “It definitely doesn’t have to be at 147,” he said in his post-fight press conference. “I’m in the hurt business. 147 was kinda hard for me, too. I was already talking about moving up in weight and challenging (Jermell) Charlo, so 154 wouldn’t be out of reach.”