Dmitry Bivol predicts Spence vs Crawford - 'Crawford is the favourite'
As the highly anticipated undisputed Spence vs Crawford welterweight clash approaches, experts are making their final predictions for this closely matched bout. Scheduled to take place on July 29 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the fight aims to settle the debate among many fans regarding the best fighter in the world.
Undefeated light-heavyweight champion, Bivol, shared his thoughts on the Spence vs Crawford fight via Twitter and believes that ‘Bud’ Crawford will emerge victorious. Bivol cites Crawford’s speed, movement, and reflexes as key factors that make him the favorite. While Spence is the larger fighter with excellent ring IQ, Bivol considers Crawford to be the most complete fighter at the moment.
“I would say Crawford is the favourite because of his speed, movement, and reflexes. Spence is the bigger guy in the ring and also has great ring IQ but in my opinion Crawford is the most complete fighter of all right now.”
The build-up to the Spence vs Crawford fight has focused on the size difference, as Spence has been a welterweight throughout his career, while Crawford has found success in two lower weight divisions before moving up.
Both champions have a preference for knockouts rather than going the distance, boasting a combined total of 52 knockout wins in 67 bouts. Additionally, they have faced common opponents in Kell Brook and Shawn Porter, providing fans with opportunities to draw comparisons.
Crawford enters the ring as a slight favorite, but many experts and pundits are backing Spence as well. This bout promises to be one of the most intriguing contests in recent memory. The winner of Spence vs Crawford will be crowned the four-belt champion and recognized as the best welterweight of their generation. Moreover, a two-way rematch clause in the contract hints at the possibility of a rematch in the near future.