Shakur Stevenson offers knockout prediction for Terence Crawford vs. Errol Spence Jr.

Terence Crawford (L), Shakur Stevenson (M), and Errol Spence Jr. (R).
Terence Crawford (left), Shakur Stevenson (middle), and Errol Spence Jr. (right)

Shakur Stevenson believes Terence Crawford vs. Errol Spence Jr. will end in a knockout.

Earlier this month, the long-awaited clash between 'Bud' and 'The Truth' was finally announced. For years, the welterweight champions have been viewed as the greatest in the division, and fans have clamored to see them compete against each other.

On Showtime pay-per-view in July, they will finally get to see this happen. The bout is expected to be one of the greatest of the year, with both men providing fireworks every time they step in the ring. It is likely thanks to that history that Shakur Stevenson believes the fight will end in a finish.

The Olympian discussed the matchup in a recent interview with FightHype, where he opined that due to their fighting styles and the bad blood heading into July, the bout will not last the full 12 rounds. However, he didn't state who the knockout would come from.

In the interview, Stevenson said:

"I think I'll be leaning more so toward a knockout. I think with both of them fighters, both of them dudes, they're thoroughbreds, they're going to want to fight. I feel like honestly, no matter how the fight, no matter how you picture the fight going, or going to the elite level. I think both of them dudes are itching to punch each other, so it's like fire against fire in there."

See his comments in the interview below (9:00):


Terence Crawford vs. Errol Spence Jr.: 'Bud' sends first message

Following the announcement of Terence Crawford vs. Errol Spence Jr., 'Bud' sent his first message to his opponent.

The fight between the two welterweight champions has been long in the making and fans have wanted to see them clash for years. But due to promoter issues, it had failed to come to fruition.

Nonetheless, the Nebraska native was willing to leave promoters to make the fight happen. In late 2021, Crawford ended his long relationship with Bob Arum and Top Rank and, after a few months as a free agent, signed with Showtime earlier this month.

As a result, Terence Crawford vs. Errol Spence Jr. is now finally on. In a video on social media, the WBO welterweight champion stated:

"The wait is over, it's game time. Errol Spence, Terence Crawford, July 29th, Las Vegas, Nevada. Everybody come out, show support, and watch me fry this fish."

See his comments in the post below:

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