'It was a beautiful fight' - says Deontay Wilder post Spence vs Crawford Fight
In a thrilling Spence vs Crawford showdown at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Terence Crawford emerged victorious, securing the undisputed welterweight champion title by defeating Errol Spence Jr. Crawford showed his dominance by knocking Spence down three times and eventually achieving a ninth-round stoppage.
The historic Spence vs Crawford fight was attended by numerous boxing luminaries who witnessed the action-packed bout. Former heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder shared his thoughts with reporters after the match, praising Crawford’s magnificent performance. Wilder felt that Spence, who has struggled with making the 147-pound weight limit, seemed drained during the fight, which allowed Crawford to capitalize on the situation and claim an impressive victory.
“It was a beautiful fight. It seemed like Errol Spence was a little drained tonight, and he couldn’t really do what he needed to do. Bud definitely took advantage of that. He made it look easy. Hats off to Terence, man. He fought a magnificent fight tonight. That’s what it’s all about. He proved that he was the best of them all. The way he did it, he did it with ease and calmness. He looked like he was in another dimension … I really think Errol over dehydrated himself. You could see it in his skin. You can see it in his eyes, and the way he was moving as well. But he fought the fight, and that’s what it’s all about – being strong and going all the way to the end.”
Spence has been open about the difficulties of making the welterweight limit in his Spence vs Crawford fight. After the one-sided defeat, he expressed his desire for a rematch with Crawford at the 154-pound weight class. Although Spence can activate the Spence vs Crawford rematch clause within 30 days, Crawford will have the authority to decide the weight for the potential sequel.
Despite his defeat, Spence was gracious in his post-fight statements, giving full credit to Crawford for his exceptional performance. He acknowledged Crawford’s excellent use of the jab and admitted that his own timing was slightly off during the bout.
Spence expressed his eagerness for a Spence vs Crawford rematch, believing he would perform better next time, and hoped that it could take place at the 154-pound weight limit in December or at the end of the year. Both fighters showcased their skills in an exciting match, leaving fans eager to see them square off again in the future.
“He was just better tonight. He was using the jab. My timing was a little bit off. He was just the better man tonight.
“He was just throwing the hard jab. He was timing with his jab. His timing was just on point. I wasn’t surprised by his speed or his accuracy. It was everything I thought.
“We gotta do it again. I’m going to be a lot better. It’ll be a lot closer. It’ll probably be in December and the end of the year. I say we gotta do it again. Hopefully, it will happen 154.”